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Retirement Planning

  • OPM has a page focused on retirement planning: www.opm.gov/retirement-services/
  • Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) was established by Congress in 1986, and it became effective on January 1, 1987. Since that time, new Federal civilian employees who have retirement coverage are covered by FERS. See the FERS Information website: www.opm.gov/retirement-services/fers-information/
  • Louis J. Schwarz,  QFP, CFP®, RFC®, ChFEBCsm,  is a deaf adviser who is certified as Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Consultant and he provides Retirement Planning Workshop for Deaf Employees- for more information please contact him or visit his website. Email: schwarz-financial.com
  • Kramer Wealth Managers, are Deaf advisors who also have ChFEBC certification and offer retirement planning workshops as well as employee benefit workshops for Deaf and Hard of Hearing federal employees. Please visit their website for more information: www.kramerwealth.com
  • Social Security Administration (SSA) website has comprehensive retirement planning information for government, public and private sector employees.
  • The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) is the only association dedicated to safeguarding and enhancing the benefits of America's active and retired federal employees, and their survivors.
  • Quick Guide Tax are two sign language interpreters who offer financial and budgeting advice. They also prepare taxes and present workshops on managing taxes. Please visit their website for more information: www.quickguidetax.com



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