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About GovWorker

Hi! Thanks for reading my “about” page.

I started working for the federal government when I was just 18 years old and liked it so much I never left.

Throughout my federal career, I’ve worked with countless fellow federal employees who didn’t understand how their FERS benefits worked. As a result, they didn’t always make great financial decisions.

Prior to starting my blog, I had many conversations with coworkers about how their benefits work. I wanted to help even more federal employees, so I started this website.

Privacy Policy

You can read my full privacy policy here.

This is a personal blog

I primarily write this blog to share our journey to financial independence.  I hope that by sharing our journey to FI we can inspire other government employees to leave before their minimum retirement age.

I want to make it clear that the opinions expressed in this blog are solely my own. They do not represent the view of any government agency.


Despite what I imagined when I started, blogging is kind of expensive. There are hosting fees and domain registration fees. Also, there are software tools and other expenses that I use to make my blog look half-way respectable. I have advertisements on the website through Google Adsense. I have no control over what shows up on the website and have little idea on how to only make the advertisements show up in non-obtrusive places. I apologize for their inconvenience. However, they do make blogging more affordable.

Occasionally, I’ll link to products or services that I enjoy.  In some of these cases, I’ll use an affiliate link, where I will make a small amount of money if you click and/or buy the products.  When I use an affiliate link, I’ll notify you it is an affiliate link. When you click one of those links, I may make a small amount of money if you purchase something after clicking through the link.

All of my affiliate links are through Amazon.com. As required by the program, I must state that

I am a participate in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for this website to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.


As of February 2020, I have partnered with CountAbout.com (affiliate link), and am paid to promote their product through social media and affiliate marketing.