In today’s volatile market, if you are planning to retire or already retired, you want to make sure your retirement is safe.  There are a variety of things you should do to keep your retirement safe, but these 3 are key: Know Your Risk Level As a general rule of thumb, the younger you are, […]Read More
At GPIS we help hundreds of federal employees retire every week and one of the biggest questions we get is: How does my health insurance work when I retire?  When we visit with federal employees, we share the following tips: You must have at least 5 consecutive years going into retirement to Read More
The Office of Personnel Management released earlier this month the number of federal employees filing retirement claims is on the increase. The Numbers Between January and July 2017, 59,987 federal employees had filed retirement paperwork with OPM. But over the same period this year, that Read More
The professional retirement counselors at GPIS  have counseled thousands of federal employees over many years, a few major themes seem to recur time and again: After 20 to 35 years of government service, so many if not most are burned out and really want to move onto something else. However, Read More
If you’ve followed the news lately, you may have noticed that the US economy isn’t exactly cooking along at a break neck speed, actually growing at an anemic rate of only 1%. The causes are many and varied and to litigate the issues is not the purpose of this brief discussion. But Read More
You’ve heard it many times: Being 60 today is like being in your 50’s decades ago. Bottom line, we’re living longer, not necessarily because we are healthier but partly because modern medicine can patch us up, give us more pills and put us back in the game. So many of us, Read More