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Are You Prepared for Retirement?

Our own BC Steve Hostetter who retired from CKFR launched Firefighterretire.com, a website specifically designed to educate and motivate firefighters to a successful retirement.

  It’s comprised of:

  • Videos - Pension Maximization Strategies, Purchasing Service Credits, Survivor Options, Paying for Health care, The Retirement Equation (a mathematical breakdown to help you assess where you are on the road to retirement), and more.
  • Resources - Direct links to retirement education all in place.  The DRS website, The LEOFF 2 handbook, Social Security Windfall Elimination info, The LEOFF 2 Board, The State Council of Firefighters, etc.
  • Questions and Comments – A place to ask questions and interact with other firefighters on a variety of pension related topics. 

“Who gets to retire in their 50’s?  Rock stars movie stars and Firefighters!  But in order to pull it off, you have to start planning early for health care, survivor options, and to bridge the gap between your pension and your retirement income goal with other investments.”

“When I started working at CK we were all convinced we would be “out of here” when we turned 53 and  drink cocktails on the beach for the next 30 years.  For most of us that didn’t exactly pan out.  Life brings about unforeseeable circumstances, but to some degree we lacked the knowledge and foresight to plan well.” 

Here are some links to a few of the videos on the website to get you started.

Purchasing Service Credits

Pension Max Strategies

The Retirement Equation

You can contact Steve directly at Steve@firefighterretire.com

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