As I near the age & length of service requirements, I researched for weeks as to my best options for retirement from the Postal Service. Then I met these guys at their seminar in Tampa. Everything that I had learned from the OPM, FERS, TSP, LiteBlue and e-retire websites was presented in a 2 1/2 hour seminar in a straightforward layman's terms manner without all the extraneous verbiage! Armed and dangerous with all this information and yet, I had still had doubts. Will my pension support my retirement lifestyle? Should I work longer to maximize my social security benefit? Could I retire sooner and utilize my TSP savings to supplement my pension? How best to allocate my TSP? With all these doubts, I requested a one-on-one and met James M. Tuccori. Our discussion was very comfortable, friendly, informative and thorough. James explained every dollar that I could expect in income (my pension & social security) and questioned me as to every dollar that I would expect to payout on a monthly basis while in retirement. He even added outlay that I hadn't considered and still had me "in the black" every month. A huge aspect of resolving my apprehension of retirement was how James showed me the most fitting way for me to utilize my TSP dollars for a relatively consistent gain, no loss of principal and access to my monies without fees, without the roller coaster ride of the market and without the concern of proper allocation of funds. Thanks to FEFA and James, I will be retiring sooner and on a much better financial footing that I had anticipated. I highly recommend FEFA to any federal folks planning for retirement!
- Jeff Hollister