Federal employees

Attention Federal Employees:FLTCIP on the ropes as OPM Suspends Long-Term Care Insurance Applications

"OPM and its FLTCIP carrier say they need time to assess the program so that rates are more reasonable and sustainable." Jim Fish   by Jim Fish If you are not already enrolled in the Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) but are planning on doing so, you should count on delays with your application [...]

By |2022-11-24T03:32:40+00:00November 24th, 2022|Federal employees, Money News, Protect your wealth, Retirement|

Jim Fish: Feds-Avoid TSP mistakes that could come back to haunt you!

By Jim Fish "Jack O'Lantern" of All Trades, Wizard of Federal Benefits   I'll admit that death is not one of my favorite topics of conversation.  But since I work in insurance and am writing this so close to Halloween, I can't help thinking about death from time to time even though Halloween treats death [...]

By |2022-10-23T17:43:40+00:00October 22nd, 2022|Federal employees, Investing, Leave a legacy, Retirement|

Safe Space Podcast: Jim Fish: Maximizing your government benefits.

Los Angeles native Jim Fish enjoys working with diverse clients across California and the western U.S. who are looking for safe growth and protection of their money, especially as they get ready to retire. A licensed financial professional for over 15 years, Jim Fish has specialized training as a Federal Retirement Consultant. He is widely [...]

By |2022-10-23T17:46:16+00:00October 13th, 2022|Federal employees, Retirement, Watch and Listen|

California’s top federal benefits advisor Jim Fish, Pier Financial Group

“There are three kinds of people in this world: people who make it happen, people who watch what happens, and people who wonder what happened.” Former Los Angeles Dodger Manager Tommy Lasorda.   Whether or not you like baseball, you can probably appreciate the intricate planning that goes into every inning of every game. Baseball [...]

George Politarhos: Seniors Must Design and Customize Their Retirement Asset Allocations

Authored By George Politarhos, Patria Wealth Generic, templated approaches to financial planning can work for some people during the “accumulation” phase of their financial lives. However, as a person gets within five to seven years of retirement, it becomes obvious that “one-size-fits-most” recommendations fall far short of the mark. That’s because retirees differ from one [...]

By |2022-09-26T00:07:27+00:00September 18th, 2022|Federal employees, Investing, Retirement|

What Federal Employees Must Know Before Borrowing From Their TSPs

Authored By George Politarhos   As with many non-federal savings plans, it is possible to take out a loan on your Thrift Savings Plan. However, most experts, including those at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), will tell their clients to exhaust every other loan option before touching their TSP accounts. Before examining the downside [...]

By |2022-10-23T17:59:59+00:00September 18th, 2022|Federal employees, Retirement|

Should federal employees always convert their traditional IRAs to ROTHs?

"For a lot of people, converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA makes sense. But there are times when a Roth conversion may not be the best option." Renee Chamberlain   By Renee Chamberlain   Converting a regular IRA to a Roth is, most of the time, a fantastic option for federal employees and [...]

By |2022-10-26T00:31:29+00:00September 11th, 2022|Federal employees, Retirement|
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