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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. 

 

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Estimating the Cost of College

This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.

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What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

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This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

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Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

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This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

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With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

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Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

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Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

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A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

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Will You Pay the AMT?

Despite recent tax-law changes, many Americans are expected to pay the AMT this year.

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

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Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?

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What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

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