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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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Your Cash Flow Statement

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

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Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

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What is the Value of Your Business?

Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.

Protecting Your Business from the Loss of a Key Person

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Will Power

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Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

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Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

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This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

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This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

Will You Pay the AMT?

Despite recent tax-law changes, a stunning 4.6 million Americans are expected to pay the AMT in 2018.

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

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Have you explored all of your choices when it comes to managing your taxable income?

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