By Randall Hanifen
For today's firefighters and public safety professionals, the guarantee of a good retirement is quickly dwindling. Here are some tips for long-term retirement planning and advice on how to prepare for a career post-retirement.
By Matthew Loux, criminal justice faculty member at American Military University
We often plan our budgets and spending, but how many public safety personnel actually sit down and plan for retirement? It is imperative to start planning for retirement now. Here are just the few basic questions to ask yourself:
- How much money will you need to retire?
By Matthew Loux
Life as a police officer is hard enough with shift work, daily police encounters, and marital and family issues. Please do not add financial pressures to the mix. Work with your spouse and family to communicate about your financial plan and goals, write them down, and follow through.
By James McLaughlin
When I joined the fire service at the age of 21, I had two goals. My first goal was to provide at least 30 years of quality service. My second goal was to pursue training and education opportunities and seek to rise in the ranks within the department.