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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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.

Money well spent December 2020

Money well spent December 2020

Money well spent in November 2020: This post details our spending in certain categories and talks about our family activities for the month.

Federal Employees Oath of Office: Ultimate Guide for New Employees and Those Who Have Forgotten It

Federal Employees Oath of Office: Ultimate Guide for New Employees and Those Who Have Forgotten It

If you’re thinking about joining the ranks of federal employees who have already signed the oath of office, I’ll walk you through what it says

How to calculate your 2021 Federal Cost of Living Adjustment

How to calculate your 2021 Federal Cost of Living Adjustment

The POTUS signed an EO for a 2021 federal cost of living adjustment. Find out how to calculate the size of your 2020 COLA.

How Much Do Greyhounds Cost- Practical Budget For Your Dog

How Much Do Greyhounds Cost- Practical Budget For Your Dog

How much do greyhounds cost? If you’re thinking of adopting a retired racing greyhound, here's what you should know before adopting.

When Can Federal Employees Retire? Proven Advice You Need Today.

When Can Federal Employees Retire? Proven Advice You Need Today.

I want you to stop thinking of "When can federal employees retire" as a specific age and number of years of service.