Resources for Federal Employees
No matter where you’re at in your federal career, explore our resources and topics exclusively for Feds so you can feel secure along all the stages of your journey.
2020 Consumer Assistance Guide
The 2020 Consumer Assistance guide is designed to help you, the American consumer, spot scams and better protect yourself against fraud. It also gives you suggestions for resolving consumer complaints....
Federal Benefits for Mid-Career Employees
Date & Time February 17, 2021, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Presented By Maureen Wilkin, Federal Benefits Specialist, on behalf of National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc. (NITP). Since 1984,...
February 17 2021, 2:00PM
Credit Reports, Credit Scores – What Does It All Mean?
Date & Time December 16, 2020, 2:00 – 2:45 PM ET Presented By Karen Schaeffer, CFP®, on behalf of National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc. (NITP). Since 1984, NITP has...
December 16 2020, 2:00PM
The CARES Act – What It Means to You
The recent CARES Act not only gave money to many Americans, it offered penalty free withdrawals and increased loan amounts from retirement accounts. Join Karen Schaeffer, CFP®, on behalf of...
August 19 2020, 3:00PM
Preparing for Financial Emergencies
Presented By: Karen Schaeffer, Certified Financial Planner®, on behalf of National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc. (NITP). Since 1984, NITP has provided high-quality benefits, financial planning and pre-retirement training to...
July 15 2020, 2:00PM
Now What? Financial Planning You Can Control and Should Focus On in the Wake of COVID-19
Original Air Date: June 17, 2020 Presented By: Greg Wagner, Certified Financial Planner®, on behalf of National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc. (NITP). Since 1984, NITP has provided high-quality benefits, financial planning...
June 17 2020, 11:00AM
Financial Planning – A Family Affair
Are your kids good with money? Are your parents? How about your siblings? At some point, many of us face financial decisions related to a family member who didn’t plan. Join Karen Schaeffer,...
June 19 2019, 3:00PM
10 Quick Consumer Tips
No matter how smart or experienced we are, spotting scams and fraud can be difficult. The key to avoiding consumer problems is to always be alert for shady deals and...
10 Financial Goals to Reach By Age 40
In the modern world, there are so many different distractions in our lives that we can quickly, and easily, lose focus of our future financial wellness. Once we hit our...
9 Financial Goals to Reach By Age 30
You’re starting to lay the foundation for your financial future and success. Here are some simple goals that you should aim to reach by the time you are thirty. When...
What is Financial Minimalism?
Embracing the principles of financial minimalism is about bringing clarity to your financial matters, making intentional money decisions and aligning your values with your spending. In a culture that values...
October 13, 2021
Talk With Your Kids About Money
“Four in Five parents wish they had learned more about money and personal finances in their childhood.” Parents tend to be tight-lipped with their children about family finances. But talking...
June 17, 2021
Take a Closer Look at Your Relationship with Money
“92% of Americans say nothing makes them happier or more confident than feeling like their finances are in order. *” Spring is a season of renewal and a great time...
April 12, 2021
WAEPA Launches Group Short-Term Disability Insurance
WAEPA has been serving Civilian Federal Employees and their families with affordable group term life insurance for over 75 years. To continue making your needs our mission, we are pleased...
April 1, 2021
Five Reasons to Talk with a Financial Planner
Are You Ready for a Financial Planning Conversation? Financial planning isn’t just for the super wealthy. Anyone can benefit from the guidance of a credentialed, experienced, and objective planner. Here...
January 8, 2021
Market Perspective: Don’t Let This Global Health Crisis Become a Personal Financial Crisis
Karen Schaeffer. CFP® is the Managing Member and Co-founder of Schaeffer Financial LLC, a financial consulting firm in suburban Washington, D.C. She has been advising clients for over thirty-five years...
July 16, 2020
5 Tips for Financial Wellness in Volatile Markets
Current global fears about the coronavirus COVID-19 in recent weeks have been brutal to the market sending stocks plunging. We understand that seeing your retirement investments being taken on a...
May 5, 2020
Federal Civilian Life
Putting an Estate Plan in Place in Just One Week
If you have ever lost a loved one, you know just how difficult it can be to function after such a terrible loss. The reality is that when one of...
March 22, 2020
Member Benefit: Free Financial Planning from EY
WAEPA understands that your financial wellness is important, which is why we’ve partnered with EY to provide you with access to financial tools and planners for free. We work directly with EY...
September 9, 2019
Do You Have Enough Emergency Savings?
Life happens, and sometimes it brings a financial hardship to your doorstep, leaving you scrambling to find the cash needed to handle the unexpected and often, unwelcome situation. Many people...
February 28, 2019