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8:09 pm, April 21, 2015

Retirement News

Kim Weaver, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

The chief accountant for the Labor Department's Employee Benefits Security Administration says the Thrift Savings Plan board lags in doing security tests on the TSP's network. Kim Weaver is Director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said the Board isn't avoiding doing the tests, and there are a couple of kinds of tests the Board will run.

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 04:47pm EDT
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CSRS people: Endangered species?

If there were an endangered species list for occupations, more than 300,000 federal workers would be on it. Senior correspondent Mike Causey has tracked them down.

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 03:00am EDT

Estate planning missteps and how to avoid them

Attorney Megan Schaeffer and Certified Financial Planner Karen Schaeffer join host Bob Leins to discuss what happens when you don't create an estate plan for your family.
April 20, 2015

Monday - 04/20/2015, 07:10pm EDT
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Your TSP: Is there action after retirement?

Many retirees with Thrift Savings Plan accounts wonder why they can't continue to invest in it. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the answer.

Friday - 04/17/2015, 03:00am EDT

Answers to your questions about long term care insurance

Joan Melanson, director of program promotion for Long Term Care Partners, joins host Mike Causey to discuss why feds should enroll in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.
April 15, 2015

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 05:09pm EDT
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Long-term care: Who, when, why?

Death and taxes are inevitable and not particularly fun to contemplate. But have you given any thought to long-term care? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. That can be scary too.

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 03:00am EDT

The millionaires (TSP) among you

Who are the feds who have $1 million or more in their Thrift Savings Plans? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it could be that person sitting next to you in your carpool.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 06:02am EDT

The top 6 financial planning questions

Joe Sullender, managing director/Investments for the Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, and host Bob Leins answer the most-asked financial planning questions.
April 13, 2015

Monday - 04/13/2015, 05:46pm EDT
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Who's the TSP's $4 million mystery man/woman?

Having a $1 million nest egg is something that a lot of federal and postal workers have learned is possible through investing smartly in their Thrift Savings Plan accounts. A growing number of them (4,167 to be precise) now have million-dollar-plus account balances, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Monday - 04/13/2015, 02:59am EDT

Death by a thousand cuts or improving the civil service?

There are a lot of proposals floating around Washington that purport to be solely for cost savings or making government more efficient. Jeff Neal, a former chief human capital officer, examines these claims in a new commentary.

Thursday - 04/09/2015, 06:00am EDT

War of the Worlds: Gen X vs. Millennials

Whether you are about to turn 24 or are one of the many feds still working into their 80s, you have a stake in the next generation of civil servants, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Thursday - 04/09/2015, 03:00am EDT

Millennials in the federal workforce

Susan Fallon, vice president for Global Strategy and Business Development at Monster Government Solutions will explain why federal agencies should be hiring more millennial workers, and Andy Medici with the Federal Times will bring us up to date on the House and Senate budgets.
April 8, 2015

Wednesday - 04/08/2015, 05:27pm EDT

Personal finance preparations before and during retirement

Career transition coach Mike Townshend joins hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss what you should consider as you plan for your retirement.
April 6, 2015

Monday - 04/06/2015, 06:55pm EDT
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With fewer new retirees, OPM trims claims backlog

The Office of Personnel Management saw a big drop in retirement claims for the month of March, which helped the agency trim its total claims backlog by about 3,500.

Monday - 04/06/2015, 01:02pm EDT

Your TSP account: By the numbers

The Thrift Savings Plan is on a roll and Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has got all the details.

Friday - 04/03/2015, 03:00am EDT

Pension envy impacts mixed marriages

While it's not quite as tragic as "Romeo and Juliet", marriages between feds with one in the CSRS retirement plan and the other in FERS can be a tricky thing, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 03:00am EDT

Most TSP funds dip in March

Only three of the 10 funds in the Thrift Savings Plan posted positive returns for the month of March.

Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 05:00pm EDT

Discussion of TSP issues by the people who know

The Federal Thrift Retirement Investment Board's Greg Long and Kim Weaver join hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss the TSP and plans to use a loan from the G Fund to help fund the federal deficit.
March 30, 2015

Monday - 03/30/2015, 09:12pm EDT
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Todd Harrison, Senior Fellow for Defense Studies, CSBA

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will propose a 401k-like retirement program for uniformed military personnel this week. USA today reports the goal is that everyone that leaves the military takes away a retirement fund, even if they don't stay in 20 years. Todd Harrison is senior fellow for defense budget studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he compared the idea to the work he's done on compensation and the work the Military Compensation Commission did.

Monday - 03/30/2015, 04:13pm EDT
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Pay, pension and TSP 'take-aways' you didn't order

In England and in some parts of this country, a "take away" is when you order a popular fast food and take it home with you. In Washington "take away" is the legislative-political equivalent of bend-over-and-smile-this-is-going-to-hurt-you-more-than-me, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Friday - 03/27/2015, 02:00am EDT
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