Live Virtual Workshops

Learn the ins and outs of planning your retirement

It’s your future – and you’re worth it!

No matter where you are in your career – just starting, somewhere in the middle, or about to retire – attending one of my workshops is a must. I’ve got a range of topic specific workshops to suit both federal employees and everyone else that will teach you everything you need to know about retirement and federal benefits. You’ll have access to a chat room where you can ask questions and get your answers throughout the session. And the best part? You won’t need special software, just access to the internet – plus you can log in on any type of mobile device.

It’s okay to feel overwhelmed

I know how you feel. There’s a lot of misunderstood and confusing information out there when it comes to saving money, budgeting and planning for your retirement. What are stocks? Bonds? Annuities? What are the differences between Roth and Traditional investments?

If you’ve been feeling frustrated and maybe even a little angry because you feel like you should’ve already been taught these topics, you’re not alone. I’m here to simplify all those complicated terms and processes so you can finally breathe a sigh of relief and start taking action.

I’m going to show you exactly what will work for YOU.

I’ll take you from confused to empowered in just a few hours

Join in a virtual workshop and get the opportunity to untangle your finances, create a personal plan for retirement and learn how you can take care of your family after you pass away. Together, we’ll dive deep into core terminology and key benefits so you can make a more informed decision about what you need now, and well into the future.

Hi, I’m Debbie Hatch

I’m a qualified federal retirement specialist

I know how hard it is to make changes and sacrifices knowing it may be years before you ever reap any reward. Your retirement might feel like a distant dream, but I also know that time has a way of slipping away from us. It’s critical you start now. You can’t wait to plan for retirement until you are eligible. I’ve spent decades working with retirement and have seen it all. Not only have I helped thousands of employees, just like you, but I’m also living proof that you can have the life you want AND an amazing retirement at the same time.

After years of working as a federal employee myself, I started my own business and have been supporting people from all walks of life, understanding and master retirement planning. I’ve taught my signature program in the classroom, all over the world, for over 16 years. It’s time to bring it to you in the privacy of your own home – or office, coffee shop, or wherever you want to learn. Everyone deserves a shot at creating the future they desire. My life is a testament to this. It wasn’t always easy but I know that when you invest in yourself, anything is possible.

Virtual workshops currently on offer

Choose the right LIVE workshop for you.


For federal employees

This 4hr class (option for full-day) contains an overview of the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) and its three financial benefits. We’ll talk about: eligibility and computation of the annuity itself; the FERS Supplement; Social Security retirement considerations and computation; and the Thrift Savings Program withdrawal options.


For federal employees

This class provides information to employees about how to make a financial plan for retirement from square one. We talk about behavioral biases, various investment choices and explore in-class simulations showing how different choices provide different results.


For federal employees

This class provides information about Survivor Benefit decisions to be made at the time of retirement, Death Benefits available when an employee passes away prior to retirement, Dependent Children’s Benefits, and distribution of TSP as well as the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Benefits.


For federal employees

This class gives an overview of your federal insurance slate. We cover the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance, Health Benefits Program Dental and Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Long Term Care Insurance. We discuss eligibility for the programs, open season vs qualifying life event changes, costs before/after retirement, and things to be aware of as you move through your federal career.


For everyone

Social Security retirement was created back in 1935. How is it, then, that so few people understand the program? Why are there so many misconceptions floating around? Are those Facebook memes really true? If the program isn’t going to be there when we’re old enough to collect, why are we paying into it? We’ll explore these questions together, and more.


For everyone

This class provides information about how to make a financial plan for retirement from square one. You’ll learn how to develop a personal financial plan, budgeting, and behavioral biases that may hinder us and ways to work around those. Discussion of various investment choices and in-class simulations showing how different choices provide different results.

Don’t miss out!

Success Stories

Ms. Hatch presents this critical information in such an easy-to-understand manner! I finally feel that I can actually retire.
Procurement Analyst, USTRANSCOM
Debbie Hatch is one of the most ethical and professional trainers I have had the pleasure of working with. She’s easy to work with and always provides factual, up-to-date information (not everyone does).
Executive Officer, HHS
I recently took the FERS training. I love how you explained everything: so very clear. I also appreciate the references. Thank you so much.
Registered Nurse, DVA
Ms. Hatch presents this critical information in such an easy-to-understand manner! I finally feel that I can actually retire.
Procurement Analyst, USTRANSCOM
The organization of the material within the book is fantastic. Debbie is a very knowledgeable and natural teacher. She knows how to get this detailed and comprehensive information across to every person regardless of their position or education level.
Engineer, AFOTEC

Start planning your retirement today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Great question! All standard workshops are 4 hours but there is the option to extend any of them to a full day (7hours). This will give us more time to answer your questions and go into more depth on the topic.

For the workshop schedule, get in touch with me and we can book you in!

For some of the workshops yes, but not for all. Currently I have 2 workshops (listed on this page) for everyone.

If you need to reschedule, get in touch with me on email and we can make arrangements.

Unfortunately not – if you miss the workshop, you miss out on all the magic.

All of my virtual workshops can be done in-person too!

I often host in-person live seminars all around the United States, so keep an eye out on social media for when I announce my next locations and dates. And just as a final thought, the hardest part of learning something new is just getting started. You’ve already begun your journey by just being here, and I’ll be there with you every step of the way. Retirement doesn’t have to be a pipedream – we can make it a reality!

More Success Stories

I took the class a couple years ago. I have referred to the book countless times. I am now retiring and I was able to make election easily because of what I learned from you.
Fire Chief, USAF
Debbie effectively tailored this course to the interests of the group. The information is critical for new employees as well as those nearing retirement.
District Manager, SSA
First, let me say how extremely helpful your FERS class was. Thank you for such a well-organized and well-delivered presentation! I definitely appreciate it.
Computer Scientist, SDDC
Excellent explanations! Debbie presents everything in such a detailed way that any confusion is eliminated. Everyone should attend this class!!
Immigration Officer, USCIS
THIS INSTRUCTOR HAS AN EXCEPTIONAL LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE ON THE SUBJECTS OF RETIREMENT AND BENEFITS. I've been to many retirement seminars over the years but never got much out of them. Debbie's way of presenting the material is excellent. I learned more about my benefits, in just a couple hours, than I did from all of the previous seminars combined.
Civil Engineer, USACE


In complete transparency and direct adherence to TSP’s Agency Advisory, I do NOT:

  • Make recommendations related to any specific financial product or service
  • Sell financial products/services, nor allow people who do, into our sessions
  • Sell supplemental financial planning or insurance services, nor allow people who do, into our sessions
  • Brand with the name or contact information for any financial services firm
  • Distribute business cards, flyers, or marketing materials for financial services firms.