ER Doc Advisor - Financial Planning & Taxes for Emergency Physicians

EP 62: Financial Life At The VA

Have you considered working for the VA? There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to answering that. Compensation, retirement (TSP and FERS), planned years of service, workload, career trajectory, and so on.

So in this episode, we’ll break each of those down, and hopefully, give you a better understanding if a short stint or a long career could be right for you.

Topics Discussed:     
  • What percentage of the US workforce is involved with the government.
  • The positives of working for the VA.
  • The opportunities for growth you have while working for the VA.
  • The retirement benefits of working for the VA.
  • What kind of pension you may get.
  • What happens if you do 20 years of service and then switch to part time. 
  • How the FERS pension is taxed.
  • How to maximize the FERS pension for when you retire.

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