WHO WE ARE
Livingston Federal Employee Retirement Planning is a privately-owned, experienced company who specifically addresses and serves the financial and retirement planning needs of federal employees across the country. We work directly with federal employees by helping to explain, analyze and coordinate their unique benefits to develop and maintain an individual retirement plan. As well, we partner with government agencies and human resource departments to deliver complimentary, on-site educational retirement and financial planning seminars covering benefits and all aspects of the various federal retirement systems, including both FERS and CSRS.
Each of our advisors is a Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Consultant (ChFEBC)*, a prestigious designation earned and maintained by every Livingston Advisor. This enables you, or any federal employee, to enjoy the confidence and security that comes from working with an educated financial consultant with a thorough and current understanding of your specific government benefits. You will quickly find that our advisors are responsive, easy to work with and provide outstanding, personalized service.
On our site you can request your free benefit analysis, sign up for our newsletter, research current market and industry news, and use a financial calculator. If you are an HR representative you can schedule a seminar for your employees to attend. Start your future today.
When to Self-Insure
Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?
Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive
Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.
Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.
The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.
Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.
Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.
Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?