If you are a member of the Baby Boomer generation, you are in the process of or perhaps have already began retirement. It can be complicated to navigate, and getting someone to help with with planning your federal employee retirement benefits and policies is a great way to set yourself up to enjoy life after work like your fellow Boomer, Kathleen.
The Baby Boomer Generation Begins
Although January 1, 1946 may seem to be an arbitrary starting point for the baby boomer generation, it is considered the beginning of this distinctive period in American history. It is the birthdate of Kathleen Casey-Kirschling, who has achieved significant notoriety as the first person born into this era.
The baby boomer generation is typically defined as anyone born from 1946 to 1964 but you may find that it is stretched by an extra year or more, depending on who you ask. Currently, there are more than 78 million baby boomers in the United States.
Kathleen Casey-Kirschling: Celebrity
Kathleen Casey-Kirschling has lived a fairly normal life, except for the occasional print or television exposé when the topics of the baby boomer generation and the issues it faces arise. Once in a while, she is also called upon to make a public appearance. Kathleen was invited by the Social Security Administration to sign up for Social Security in front of cameras as the first person of her generation to do so.
Retiring Before 2008 Recession
Kathleen retired at age 62, right before the economic meltdown. Along with economy, the assets she planned on using to supplement her retirement went south, forcing her to recalculate her retirement budget and apply for Social Security. Despite this setback, she refused to become disheartened and dealt gracefully with the necessary belt tightening that followed.
Kathleen Reflects on America
When asked to give her opinion on her generation and the state of American society, she always displays a positive attitude for the future while recognizing that the economy is still going through a rough patch.
Kathleen makes her home both on the Maryland Eastern Shore and in Vero Beach, Florida. A retired school teacher, she is married to a former college professor. They like to travel, do volunteer work, and spend time with their grandchildren.
Kathleen is enjoying her retirement, and so should you. Preparing for retirement is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family, so consult a specialist in federal employee retirement to make sure you’re on the right track.
For over 30 years, federal employee retirement planning has been a key focus of Medallion Financial Group. We recognize that FERS retirement benefits have extra layers of complexity, such as the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), 401K, Pension plan, FEGLI and more. It’s easy to get lost in a sea of bad advice when so few people understand the basics. We help with the basics and beyond to enable our clients to get the education and advice they need to retire with confidence.
Our focus is twofold: first and foremost, we stand against any violation of laws, values and ethics. Second, we treat our clients as part of our family, putting their needs before our own. We strive to exceed client’s expectations – because we have high expectations of ourselves.