Personal Finance For Federal Employees

Federal employee since 18, I blog about my experiences navigating the federal system and my personal finance journey.

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Had Enough? Federal Government Early Retirement [Ultimate How To Guide]

Had Enough? Federal Government Early Retirement [Ultimate How To Guide]

Federal employee looking to leave early? This post describes the various early retirement offered by the federal government.

The Truth About Compensation for OCONUS Jobs

The Truth About Compensation for OCONUS Jobs

Want to understand how compensation works for OCONUS jobs? Check out this question and answer with an overseas federal employee.

Money Secrets Exposed: See This Family of 5’s  Shocking Budget

Money Secrets Exposed: See This Family of 5’s Shocking Budget

Are you a family of 5 trying to make a budget? See every penny the Gov Worker family has spent over the past few years with our anti-budget.

Money Well Spent- February 2021

Money Well Spent- February 2021

Summary of what I did, what I spent, and what I blogged in February 2021.

FERS Deferred Retirement- What You Need To Know Before You Quit A Government Job

FERS Deferred Retirement- What You Need To Know Before You Quit A Government Job

Wondering what happens to your pension if you quit your government job? This article is a playbook for FERS deferred retirement benefits.

How To DIY An Off Peak Hot Water Heater [Save Money]

How To DIY An Off Peak Hot Water Heater [Save Money]

How to modify your electric hot water heater to save money by using an electric timer for off peak use with TOU metering.

Do Federal Employees Need Professional Liability Insurance? Myth And Reality

Do Federal Employees Need Professional Liability Insurance? Myth And Reality

Do Federal Employees Need Professional Liability Insurance? This post breaks down some myths and realities of your potential liability.

Money Well Spent- January 2021

Money Well Spent- January 2021

Summary of what I did, what I spent, and what I blogged in January 2021.

Should You Max Out TSP Contributions? The Truth About The Government 401(k)

Should You Max Out TSP Contributions? The Truth About The Government 401(k)

Thinking about contributing the max to your TSP? This post describes the maximum allowable TSP contributions and pros/cons of the TSP.

I tried to get rich off Dogecoin and all I got was this lousy blog post

I tried to get rich off Dogecoin and all I got was this lousy blog post

Want to get rich quick? Me too. This is what happened when I tried to ride the Dogecoin wave all the way TO THE MOON.

Reflections on 2 years of blogging

Reflections on 2 years of blogging

A meta post where I blog about what I learned about blogging over the past two years.

Background Checks for Federal Employees- What You Need to Know

Background Checks for Federal Employees- What You Need to Know

I wrote this post to help potential federal employees navigate their background checks using the SF-85 and land their first federal job.