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FedImpact: Candid Insights for Your Federal Retirement

Chris Kowalik, ProFeds

Chris Kowalik is a federal retirement expert and frequent speaker to federal employee groups nationwide. In her highly-acclaimed Federal Retirement Impact Workshops, she empowers federal employees to make confident decisions as they plan for the days when they no longer have to work. Chris' candid and straightforward nature allows employees to get the answers they need, and to understand the impact these decisions have on their retirement. Topics include: The U.S. federal government's 401(k)-style Thrift Savings Plan Federal employees pensions (CSRS and FERS annuities) Life insurance Survivor benefits programs Federal retirement eligiblity Taxes in retirement Social Security cost-of-living adjustments and much more Produced by: My Federal Retirement

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Why High COLAs are Not a Good ThingFEGLI Option C (When You Have No Eligible Family Members)Rules for Keeping FEHB in RetirementThe TSP Early Withdrawal PenaltyThe Goals, the Gap and the GainsNew TSP Withdrawal and Loan Options from CARES ActVolatile Market:  The TSP and the CoronavirusUnderstanding the Financial Impact of Proposed Benefits Changes for Federal Employees and RetireesPros and Cons of TSP Lifecycle (L) FundsTaxes in RetirementIs Deferred Retirement A Good Choice?Survivor Benefits: Children and Insurable InterestUnderstanding Spousal Survivor BenefitsFederal Couples: Making Benefits Decisions for RetirementHow FEHB and Medicare Work Together in RetirementHow the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Works in RetirementThe Ins and Outs of the FERS Special Retirement SupplementHow Part-Time Service Affects Federal Retirement Eligibility and Annuity CalculationsFederal Employee Pay Raises vs. Retiree COLAsRetiring Under the MRA+10 Provision