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50 Free Federal Employee Resources | Fed Retirement Planning

50 Free Federal Employee Resources

By June 22, 2016Uncategorized

50 Free Federal Employee Resources

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 the things that are actually helpful, and then the things that are simply a waste of time and money. (There’s a lot of those too)

Today is a rather straight forward and simple article with loads of good information. All you have to do is simply take advantage of them.

Here are…

50 Free Federal Employee Resources

Due to their being so many resources available, I’m going to break these down into eleven categories.

Government Sites

1. OPM.gov

2. Thrift Savings Plan

3. The United States Social Security Administration

4. Employee Express

5. USA Jobs

6. My EPP

News Sites and Blogs

7. Fed Retirement Planning | Making the Complex Federal Retirement System Simple

8. FedSmith.com – For the Informed Fed

9. Federal News Radio

10. FederalSoup.com

11. GovExec.com – Government News and Events for Federal Employees

12. The Washington Post – Federal Insider

13. Federal Times – Federal News, Government Operations, Agency Management, Pay & Benefits

General Financial Planning Articles

14. Dane Financial, LLC – Forging Financial Success

Tools / Calculators

15. Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Calculator

16. Retirement Income Calculator

17. Thrift Savings Plan Calculators

YouTube Channels

18. Fed Retirement Planning

19. Thrift Savings Plan

20. US Office of Personnel Management

Other Resources

21. Federal Retiree’s Master Contact List

22. Thrift Savings Plan Quick Reference Guide

23. OPM FEGLI Death Claims

24. National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE)

25. National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE)

26. American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)

27.. FedNews – Reddit

28. USA Jobs – Reddit


29. SF-2817 Life Insurance Election Form

30. SF-2818 Continuation of Life Insurance Coverage

31. SF-2823 FEGLI Designation of Beneficiary

Thrift Savings Plan Forms

32. TSP-1 Contribution Election Form

33. TSP-3 Designation of Beneficiary

34. TSP-70 Request for Full Withdrawal

35. TSP-75 Age-Based In-Service Withdrawal Request

36. TSP-77 Request for Partial Withdrawal When Separated

37. TSP-90 Withdrawal Request for Beneficiary Participants


38. Your TSP Account: A Guide for Beneficiary Participants

39. Summary of the Thrift Savings Plan

40. TSP: Managing Your Account

41. Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program Handbook

42. Federal Employee Health Benefits Handbook

43. Federal Employee Dental & Vision Plan Information

44. Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP)

45. WAEPA New Federal Employees Guide


46. 7 Deadly Federal Employee Retirement Mistakes

General Financial Information

47. You Need a Budget – Budgeting Software

48. Mint – Money Manager

49. TSP Data Tracker

50. TSP Market News

Happy Planning,

Cooper Mitchell

Author Cooper Mitchell

Hello, I'm Cooper. I am the President of and an Investment Advisor Representative for Dane Financial, LLC. I specialize in helping Federal Employees better understand their benefits and prepare for retirement through Comprehensive Financial Planning and Investment Management. When I'm not helping federal employees, you can find me focusing on other entrepreneurial pursuits, spending time with my beautiful Wife, worshipping Christ, blogging, lifting (somewhat) heavy weights, and reading non-fiction.

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