10 Biggest Mistakes Federal Employees Make (And How to Avoid Them) When Planning Your Retirement

Abstract: Review 10 common mistakes that Federal employees make when planning for their retirement, and steps to avoid them.

Summary: The Federal employee benefits and retirement systems can be complex and many of the decisions you make when planning for retirement are irreversible. So, it is important to be aware of and understand all of your options when it comes to health insurance, FEGLI life insurance, TSP, FERS/CRS pensions, taxes, beneficiary designations, and more. This workshop will empower you with knowledge of the common pitfalls of planning for Federal retirement, as well as give you tools and information for how to avoid them to maximize the benefits available to you as a Federal employee.