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    Re: My retirement journey

    Received an email from the DOJ today notifying me of my upcoming mandatory retirement. June 30th is the last day.
    I've been a government employee (state, fed, military) since 1981, and now they...
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    Re: Retirement by Location

    Not to be a jerk, but I think it depends almost as much where in the state you retire. I'm leaving Miami area and going to a small town in central Florida. My cost of living will be drastically...
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    Re: Social Security,now or later?

    I'll add my .02.

    I made up my mind without any of the impressive math I see in this thread. Here is my theory:

    I will never be as young and healthy as I am now. Give me the money while I can...
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    Re: My retirement journey

    Looks like OPM wants me to wait until Feb 1st to get things started. Oh well. Just read Scouts thread on retirement, I do home I get paid quicker than he did!
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    Re: Scout333's Retirement Story

    Thanx for this update, otherwise I would never have found this thread. Wow, things moved slow for you getting the money started. I hope things have improved; but the take home for me is to save my...
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    Re: Advice please home/tsp in retirement

    Thanx, Scout. I've considered that as well :) Extra closing costs may make me look the other way. I used to work for the state before going Fed. I'm going back and will be eligible for a second...
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    Re: Advice please home/tsp in retirement

    Thanx for the post knowlitte. I disagree with your name; you seem quite informed ;) Some great thoughts for me to ponder, I'd like to reply off the cuff, curious opinions.

    "I couldn't sit this...
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    Re: My retirement journey

    Thank you scout, I hadn't seen another thread like this, I will look.

    I failed to mention that I carried 240 (max) annual leave into this year and plan to take no leave this year. So I will get...
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    Re: My retirement journey

    Another thing about my projected pension; after I received the numbers, I adjusted how much money I have coming out of my pay going straight to my savings account to match - see if I can live on what...
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    Re: My retirement journey

    How much money will I receive in retirement?

    We are truly blessed as federal workers to get a pension. Even more those of us that are law enforcement, as the credit for LEO is higher. How many...
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    Re: My retirement journey

    Ok, I just said I was debt free until yesterday. Here is why.

    Being 6 months out from retirement, I've found my retirement home (closed yesterday). I'm leaving the big city, with it's high taxes,...
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    Re: My retirement journey

    Here is some humble advice; and the part that I did get right:

    Stay out of debt! I made a rule for myself when I got my first credit card - I would never under any circumstances carry a balance. ...
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    Re: My retirement journey

    Ok, so this is where I am now:

    Federal law enforcement, mandatory retirement at the end of June, 2020. (I will be 57 years old).

    My TSP is currently around 250K. I messed up during the early...
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    My retirement journey

    Hello. I don't know if this will interest anyone, but I thought I would start a thread on the retirement process for federal workers. I have an old Chevy truck , and the forums have lots of "build...
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    Re: Advice please home/tsp in retirement

    Thank you for the replies. I'm going to look at the links for sure.

    To answer some of the questions, I'm federal law enforcement, with mandatory retirement at 57, which is this June. This is...
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    Advice please home/tsp in retirement

    My situation: Forced retirement in 6/2020. I will get a job, but most likely low pay.
    I believe I can live off the pension if I have no house payment.

    Just bought my retirement home. The...
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    Re: TSP advice upon retirement

    Thanx for all the good advice. Although I'm sure you can find negative reviews (and positive) for Ric and probably every other thing in existence, I'm listening. Although my 2 hour free review was...
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    Re: TSP advice upon retirement

    Thank you for the replies. I'm suprized nobody seems to think that letting Ric Edelman firm handle it for 1% is a good idea??

    Thanx for the correction, Maricar, yes, I meant IRA.

    I will look...
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    TSP advice upon retirement

    I'm forced to retire in June of 2020. I'm trying to decide what to do with my TSP. My pension and savings/secondary employment will probably allow me to live without messing with the money, though...
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    Re: New Retirement Talk Page

    After reading through this thread, I have a couple of questions that perhaps can be answered here. I hope I'm not hijacking anything.

    I work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. I have a mandatory...
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    Re: Retirement looming, questions

    Another thing if I may. I will terminate my govt. life insurance upon retirement. Opinions on good companies and term vs whole?
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    Re: Retirement looming, questions

    duplicate
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    Re: Retirement looming, questions

    Further reply and questions: Thanx for advice to start reading.I see one link to the retirement thread, will check it out.Any other links you may come across are appreciated and will be pursued. ...
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    Re: Retirement looming, questions

    duplicate
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    Re: Retirement looming, questions

    Thank you so much for all the great advice. I had to go out of town for a few days, butnow that Iím back, Iím going to reply and get more info.
    Itís great to get advice from all of you who have...
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