Neal Thompson

Neal Thompson is the founder of Federal Retirement Services and is recognized as one of the premier retirement planning advisors for federal employees. He has conducted countless retirement training workshops to help federal workers covered by CSRS or FERS get the most out of their retirement.

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Four Ways to Generate Retirement Investment Income

September 8, 2020 1:28 PM
Four Ways to Generate Retirement Investment Income

These are four strategies you can use as the basis for developing a plan for generating income to use in retirement.

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Your Complete Financial Checklist for When a Parent Passes Away

June 22, 2020 8:18 AM
Your Complete Financial Checklist for When a Parent Passes Away

Losing a parent is difficult, but knowing how to deal with the paperwork process can help ease the burden.

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How to Make Lemonade from Lemons

May 6, 2020 3:14 PM , Updated May 19, 2020 10:52 AM

The situation with the coronavirus is scary and unprecedented, but these are some planning strategies within your control to help you create a better future.

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Should I Buy Back Military Time?

August 27, 2019 12:09 PM , Updated September 8, 2019 5:20 PM
Should I Buy Back Military Time?

Should you buy back military time? The author provides an analysis.

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How Rebalancing Your TSP May Improve Long Term Results

April 29, 2019 1:39 PM , Updated May 7, 2019 10:13 AM
How Rebalancing Your TSP May Improve Long Term Results

Rebalancing your TSP portfolio can potentially reduce risk and improve returns. The author describes how this works.

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How Federal Employees Can Avoid Overpaying for Life Insurance

March 26, 2019 3:17 PM
How Federal Employees Can Avoid Overpaying for Life Insurance

How can you avoid overpaying for life insurance as a federal employee?

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Do IRAs Actually Have Lower Fees Than the TSP?

February 11, 2019 2:24 PM , Updated February 19, 2019 11:28 AM
Do IRAs Actually Have Lower Fees Than the TSP?

The author provides an “apples to apples” comparison of fees between the TSP and an IRA to see how they stack up.

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How to Increase Your FERS Annuity by 10% for Life

December 11, 2018 3:54 PM , Updated February 19, 2019 11:27 AM
How to Increase Your FERS Annuity by 10% for Life

FERS offers robust benefits to federal employees. The author describes how federal retirees can increase their annuity payments in retirement.

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How Will the New TSP Rules Affect You?

November 6, 2018 3:48 PM , Updated February 19, 2019 11:25 AM

Changes are coming to the TSP rules next year that have important implications for federal employees saving for retirement.

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Five Ways to Build Your Emergency Fund in One Year or Less

October 25, 2018 2:33 PM , Updated February 19, 2019 11:23 AM
Five Ways to Build Your Emergency Fund in One Year or Less

Having an emergency fund is part of a prudent financial plan. Can it really be achieved in less than a year? Yes, and these are some tips to help.

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