“Maximize Your Dollars During Money Smart Week” Part 3: Retirement Planning

April 25, 2018

This third blog post in the “Maximize Your Dollars During Money Smart Week” series features #retirement planning. These U.S. Federal Government resources features an overview of financial guidance about 401(K) retirement plans and Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).

What You Should Know About Your Retirement Plan covers private investment retirement plans governed by state laws and guidelines in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). This guidance will help you plan and explain what information you should review periodically and where to go for help with your questions. Specific circumstances, such as how a divorce change or employer ownership may affect your retirement benefit, are included. American citizens, investment advisers, accountants, CPAs, individual investors, employers and owners, and Federal Government employees may be interested in this information.

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Applying for Deferred or Postponed Retirement Under the Federal Employees Retirement System FERS primarily applies to U.S. Federal Government employees that started working after January 1, 1987 and explains the process of applying for a Federal employee retirement annuity through the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) program.

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Check out “Maximize Your Dollars During Money Smart Week” blog post series #1 Financial Aid planning here and blog post series #2 -Long-Term Care Financial resource planning here.

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About the authorThis week’s blog contributor is Maureen Whelan, Senior Marketing Team Leader for GPO’s Publication and Information Sales program office in Washington, DC. Maureen oversees print and digital content dissemination strategy and manages third party free and paid content distribution through platforms and vendors, such as Apple iBookstore, Barnesandnoble.com, Google Play eBookstore, Ebscohost databases, Overdrive, and ProQuest.

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