The Federal Retirement System is complicated.

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FERS Retirement

Planning for retirement should begin as early as possible, yet it’s never too late.

Thrift Savings Plan

Not sure how to invest in your TSP or even what you’re investing in? Look no further!

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Not sure how to start an emergency fund, how to budget, or just want to learn more?

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10 TSP No-No's (1)

10 Awful TSP No-Nos You Should Avoid

| Financial Planning, TSP | One Comment

Me: “Who helped you select the funds in your Thrift Savings Plan?” Client: “Ummm…..I just picked what my friend did.” Me: ”How much time did you spend researching what you…

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You Need an Emergency Fund

| FERS, Financial Planning | One Comment

I often get told from people who first find my site and/or videos that they are greatly relieved there’s someone trying to simplify the highly complex federal retirement system. I always…


What Does Brexit Mean for TSP Investors?

| FERS, Financial Planning, TSP | One Comment

For those unaware, Brexit has occurred. What is Brexit? Brexit is short-term for the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union. But, what exactly happened? British citizens recently voted…

50 Free Federal Employee Resources

50 Free Federal Employee Resources

| Federal Benefits, FERS, Financial Planning, TSP | No Comments

Navigating federal service can be DIFFICULT. Thankfully there’s lot’s of people out there who want to help you; including me! The problem is not in finding resources, but navigating through…


About Cooper

I’m a Financial Advisor dedicated to helping Federal

Employees understand their benefits and take control of

their career and retirement. If you’re ready to get a grip on

your finances and create a plan for your future, I’m ready to