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Federal Employees

You are Unique

We understand your benefits.

Federal benefits are often confusing and complex. We show federal employees how proactive benefit decisions can positively affect their retirement and overall financial situation.

 

Federal employees are severely underserved when it comes to their financial planning. Fewer than 50% have calculated how much they need to save for a comfortable retirement, and less than 25% have ever worked with a financial professional.

Common concerns we address with Feds:

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Through extensive training, our firm is well-versed in the particulars of these various federal benefit programs. Our guidance helps federal families make the most of these benefits—both while working and in retirement. Our goal is to always provide credible, top-notch financial planning services to our clients.

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Analyze 8 federal benefit categories so you

can get a simplified view of what to focus on.

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We are dedicated to educating federal employees on how to maximize value from your complex and often underutilized benefits. These videos go beyond talking about your benefits and provide practical suggestions on how to apply them in your everyday life. They simplify overwhelming topics by combining unbiased analysis of your amazing benefits with proven financial planning tactics.

Preparing for and Surviving a Government Shutdown
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Preparing for and Surviving a Government Shutdown

The threat of a government shutdown has become a frequent political game. We managed to avoid one this time, but there will be shutdowns in the future. As a federal employee you experience both financial and emotional stress during these periods of uncertainty. Welcome to Financial Planning 4 Feds. We are dedicated to educating federal employees on how to maximize value from their government benefits by developing and executing a financial plan. In this episode we… • Give you the facts on past shutdowns and what Agencies may furlough staff. • List some helpful tips on what to do if you are furloughed. • Describe what will happen to the income for retirees. • Provide ways to prepare for the next shutdown. • Share what we will be doing to help you and your fellow federal employees. 0:00 Intro 2:23 History of Government Shutdowns. 3:28 What Agencies will be affected? 4:37 What will happen if you are furloughed. 5:06 Tips to get through a furlough. 7:54 Preparing for the Next Shutdown. 11:20 Retirees and a federal shutdown. 13:57 Helping Fellow Feds. Referenced Links: OPM - Guidance for Shutdown Furloughs: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/furlough-guidance/guidance-for-shutdown-furloughs.pdf Government Executive - See who would get furloughed in a shutdown this year: https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2023/09/see-who-would-get-furloughed-shutdown-year/390517/ Axios – The history of government shutdowns and how long they last: https://www.axios.com/2023/09/24/federal-government-shutdown-history-list Federal employees and their spouses are invited to complimentary educational workshops covering their federal benefits. For details, visit: https://fedimpact.com/VWP Federal Benefit Resources: https://www.opm.gov/ https://www.tsp.gov/ https://www.myfederalretirement.com/category/podcasts/ https://www.myfederalretirement.com/ https://www.fedsmith.com/ Would you like to know more? https://www.valorwealthpartners.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/smithec/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/valor-wealth-partners https://www.facebook.com/ValorWealthPartners
Insuring Your Deposits - How are Your Assets Protected?
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Insuring Your Deposits - How are Your Assets Protected?

Silicon Valley Bank failed. The second largest bank failure in our country’s history was just a few days ago. What happened? What does this mean? We’re going to unpack that in this episode as well as highlight the various deposit insurance mechanisms so that you are aware of how your money is protected in case of a financial institution’s failure. Welcome to Financial Planning 4 Feds. We are dedicated to educating federal employees on how to maximize value from their government benefits by developing and executing a financial plan. 0:00 Intro 0:55 What happened to cause the concern of deposits? 1:44 Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC) 3:20 National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) 4:46 Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) 6:16 Protection of assets at Charles Schwab Helpful Websites: FDIC: https://www.fdic.gov/ NCUA: https://ncua.gov/ SIPC: https://www.sipc.org/ Charles Shwab Asset Protection: https://www.schwab.com/legal/sipc-account-protection Federal employees and their spouses are invited to complimentary educational workshops covering their federal benefits. For details, visit: https://fedimpact.com/VWP Federal Benefit Resources: https://www.opm.gov/ https://www.tsp.gov/ https://www.myfederalretirement.com/category/podcasts/ https://www.myfederalretirement.com/ https://www.fedsmith.com/ Would you like to know more? https://www.valorwealthpartners.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/smithec/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/valor-wealth-partners https://www.facebook.com/ValorWealthPartners

We are proud to partner with ProFeds to serve you better

Because of the complexities of federal benefits, we work with the team at ProFeds to keep us up-to-date on your changing benefits. ProFeds is a nationwide support structure for financial professionals serving federal employees. The ProFeds team provides tailored training to financial professionals on the unique complexities of federal benefits to help them provide credible, educational financial planning services to their federal clients. ProFeds is proud to be a federal contractor and make this workshop available free‐of‐charge to federal agencies exclusively through financial professionals in the nationwide ProFeds network.

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ProFeds has developed unique workshops helping federal employees apply what they are learning in the classroom to their own situation. Instead of teaching at a very technical level regarding the benefit rules, they aim to educate employees to know the financial impact of retirement and benefit decisions, and to make those decisions carefully based on sound information.

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During the Workshop

While federal benefits are often confusing and difficult to interpret, ProFeds is able to break down complex concepts into easy‐to‐understand language to show employees how proactive benefit decisions can positively affect their overall financial situation.

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Following the Workshop

Valor Wealth Partners offers each employee an opportunity to meet, to review their specific situation and develop a personalized Federal Benefits Analysis together. This analysis helps to demonstrate the value of their benefits and identify key decisions to be made as they move closer to retirement. This benefits review is offered at no cost and no-obligation to the agency or employee.

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