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7:07 pm, May 30, 2015

Retirement News

Coming up: How to pick your people

Estate planner Mark Levine joins host Bob Leins to discuss what to look for when picking powers of attorney, health care agents, trustees and executors.
June 1, 2015

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Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

The answer to the age-old question -- when's the best day to retire -- depends on a lot of factors, and most of them are personal to you. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute for Transition Planning, tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the question might not even be the right one for most people.

Friday - 05/29/2015, 04:24pm EDT
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What's your number?

Even if your retirement plan consists of a couple of coin-filled Mason jars behind the refrigerator or buried in the back yard, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you should to take the numbers test.

Friday - 05/29/2015, 03:00am EDT

Leaving the TSP: Is that really a good idea? Or, engineering a 28 percent nose dive

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains what impact a recent Supreme Court decision will have on your Thrift Savings Plan.

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 03:00am EDT

What is the best date for you to retire?

Tammy Flanagan with the National Institute of Transition Planning will answer your retirement planning questions, including how to choose the right retirement date for you.
May 27, 2015

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 05:11pm EDT

40 minutes to a richer retirement

By picking the right date, federal employees can maximize their income for that year, minimize taxes for the following year and get the most money out of their unused annual leave, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 03:00am 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.
May 25, 2015

Monday - 05/25/2015, 09:12pm EDT
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Fed bashing: How bad is it?

Federal Drive host Tom Temin joins Mike Causey to discuss fed bashing and federal job security, and Federal Times senior writer Andy Medici will tell us Congress has in store for feds after the Memorial Day break.
May 20, 2015

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 07:22pm EDT

TSP aims for better customer service, participant education

In a few years the Thrift Savings Plan could feel more like a private plan. With a more participant-focused strategy the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board will make a shift to providing greater access and flexibility and a more informative customer service experience.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 05:28am EDT

How benefits, financial and tax planning coordinate with each other

Certified financial planner John Jilek joins hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott to discuss tax brackets, TSP distributions, retirement tax rates and more.
May 18, 2015

Monday - 05/18/2015, 08:07pm EDT
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Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration

At 80-years-old, the Social Security Administration is hardly retiring like the millions of Americans it supports. In fact, it spends a lot of time looking far into the future. Social Security recently released Vision 2025, a living document designed to outline how SSA can accomplish its three main priorities: Better customer service, exceptional employees and organizational innovation. Carolyn Colvin is the acting commissioner of SSA. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review more about Vision 2025, and outline what else it can help SSA accomplish.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 09:48am EDT
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Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Some longtime federal employees in the Federal Employees Retirement System have access to the FERS Supplement. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, tells In Depth with Francis Rose when you should use it and why your FERS supplement is different from your Social Security benefits.

Friday - 05/15/2015, 04:52pm EDT
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Senate panel votes to overhaul military retirement, to cut headquarters spending

The Senate Armed Service Committee's version of the annual Defense authorization bill would revamp military retirement, order DoD to reduce its headquarters and sidesteps sequestration by using the Pentagon's overseas contingency accounts.

Friday - 05/15/2015, 04:23am EDT
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Phased retirement: Is it for you?

NITP Senior Benefits Director Tammy Flanagan joins host Mike Causey for an hour long discussion of the pending phased retirement program.
May 13, 2015

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 05:06pm EDT
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Phased Retirement: When, where and is it for you?

Although phased retirement has been in the works for a couple of years, nobody is sure what it will look like, how it will work and how it may vary from agency-to-agency, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 03:00am EDT

Your Next Career: Transitioning from the public sector to the private sector

Executive recruiter Kathy Lavinder joins hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss how ex-government workers can leverage their federal experience to get jobs in the private sector.
May 11, 2015

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:14pm EDT
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Tax-free government CD, or peel me another grape!

People under the old Civil Service Retirement System have a little-known perk called the Voluntary Contribution program. Lucky them, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Friday - 05/08/2015, 03:00am EDT

What does Congress have planned for you?

NARFE legislative director Jessica Klement and Federal Times reporter Andy Medici join host Mike Causey to discuss proposed benefit cuts for federal workers and retirees.
May 6, 2015

Wednesday - 05/06/2015, 05:56pm EDT

OPM lags on retirement processing in April

It's taking longer for the Office of Personnel Management to process retirement claims. By the end of April, OPM had processed less than three-quarters of claims in 60 days or less.

Wednesday - 05/06/2015, 11:33am EDT

TSP withdrawal strategies

Financial planning expert Dave Redden joins host Bob Leins to discuss strategies for withdrawing your TSP funds after you retire.
May 4, 2015

Monday - 05/04/2015, 09:55pm EDT
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