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.
Saving for Retirement Guide
This guide is designed to share several strategies and actionable steps for saving for retirement, regardless of where you might be in your saving journey.
Federal Retirement Guide
WAEPA’s highly detailed Federal Retirement Guide gives you the ins-and-outs of your Federal retirement.
Countdown to Retirement: Checklist for FERS Employees
Format & Duration On Demand | 58 minutes Presented By Ray Kirk, Ph.D., Federal Benefits Specialist, on behalf of National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc. (NITP). NITP provides high-quality benefits,...
Are You on Track for Retirement?
There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to retirement planning, but now is a great time to check your progress and make sure you’re on the right path. Talking with a...
6 Essential Questions Answered about Federal Retirement Planning
Planning for your federal retirement is essential, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. You’ll encounter a range of considerations, from estimating expenses to optimizing pension options. This helpful checklist...
15 Tips on Understanding Social Security
Social Security retirement benefits can play a crucial role in your retirement planning. However, the rules and regulations surrounding these benefits can be complex and confusing. To make an informed...
6 Tips For Planning Your Retirement
With a longer life expectancy in modern Americans comes a critical need to plan for one’s retirement. The earlier you start making plans, the more likely it is that you...
Best Dates for FERS Employees to Retire in 2024
There’s so much to think about when it comes to retirement. One often-overlooked detail is choosing the right retirement date. As a Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) employee, your retirement...
October 25, 2023
Federal Retirement Planning in a Global Pandemic
As part of our goal to provide Feds and their families with access to products and services that promote their health, welfare, and financial wellbeing, WAEPA is interviewing one of...
October 13, 2020
How to Wind Down Your Spending Habits After You Retire
In retirement, you will live on a fixed income, meaning you’ll need to ensure that your expenses do not exceed your income. While the idea of living more frugally may...
August 23, 2018
Top 3 Things to Know About FERS Retirement Benefits
The Federal Retirement System (FERS) is a retirement plan that covers all U.S. Federal Civilian Employees, including those in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government. This...
August 23, 2018
Unexpected Retirement Expenses and How You Can Prepare
Retirement is just the beginning of another adventure, and preparing for a successful one takes years of saving, planning and dreaming about the years you won’t be working. Pre-retirement planning is significant...
August 6, 2018
3 Frequently Asked Questions About Preparing For Retirement
Retirement planning is an essential part of life but can be confusing and difficult to maneuver. You must set your retirement goals, diversify investments and income, and make well-informed decisions....
June 19, 2018
Understanding How Retirement Planning Is Important To Do Now
Many young people and those starting their career in the federal government believe that retirement is a long way off. While it’s tempting to put off this decision for some...
May 22, 2018