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Presenters from the National Institute of Transition Planning, the federal leader in retirement planning seminars, take your calls and emails every Monday. Each week, the show focuses on a specific area of retirement planning from financial security, taxes, federal benefits and estate planning, to life after retirement and the latest rumors. Email your questions or call the show live at 202-465-3080.

Tax Planning to Lower your Tax Liabilities

Ed Zurndorfer, CFP, joins host Bob Leins to discuss steps you can take before the end of 2011 to reduce your income taxes for the year.

November 7, 2011

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 12:00am EDT
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Estate planning

Marc Levine, a principal of Handler-Levine, joins host Bob Leins to talk about the lifetime documents that you should have for your family's well-being.
October 24, 2011

Monday - 10/24/2011, 07:33pm EDT
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A comprehensive financial planning checklist

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliot are joined on by certified financial planner Nick Onder.
October 3, 2011

Monday - 10/03/2011, 10:48pm EDT
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Roth TSP 'on schedule' for 2012 launch

Thrift Savings Plan Executive Director Greg Long and Tom Trabucco, the TSP's director of external affairs, answer your questions about the Thrift Savings Plan.
September 26, 2011(Encore presentation October 10, 2011)

Monday - 09/26/2011, 07:40pm EDT
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Anxious about Social Security?

Lester Austin, senior public affairs specialist at the Social Security Administration, talks about how to apply for benefits and who is eligible.
September 19, 2011

Monday - 09/19/2011, 09:42pm EDT
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Keeping financial perspective during volatile times

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott are joined by Joe Sullender, certified financial planner and vice-president of investments at Wells Fargo Advisors. They will talk about what you should be doing with your TSP and other investments.
September 12, 2011(Encore presentation October 17, 2011)

Monday - 09/12/2011, 10:41pm EDT
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What is a VERA and VSIP?

Host Bob Leins will talk federal benefits with Bob Braunstein, a benefits specialist at the National Institute of Transition Planning.
August 29, 2011 (Encore presentation September 5, 2011)

Monday - 08/29/2011, 06:05pm EDT
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Answers to your questions about income taxes and federal benefits

Federal Benefits Strategist and host Bob Leins answer your emails.
August 22, 2011

Tuesday - 08/23/2011, 01:03am EDT
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Estate and income tax planning

Attorney Tom O'Rourke joins host Bob Leins to talk about what you need to do to make sure your estate is in order.
August 15, 2011

Tuesday - 08/16/2011, 12:03am EDT
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Dealing with Relationships

Gerontology professor Dr. Michael Creedon talks about how to negotiate boundaries with family and friends.
August 8, 2011

Monday - 08/08/2011, 07:37pm EDT
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Crisis averted short-term with a view at the long-term impact

Federal News Radio's Senior Correspondent Mike Causey joins hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss potential changes to your federal retirement benefits.
August 1, 2011

Monday - 08/01/2011, 07:06pm EDT
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How the debt crisis could affect you, the federal employee

Host Bob Leins is joined by Schaeffer Financial co-founder Karen Schaeffer. They talk about the debt crisis from a financial planner's point of view.
July 25, 2011

Monday - 07/25/2011, 06:29pm EDT
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Inside the intelligence community, part II

Host Bob Leins is joined by Ellen McCarthy, President of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. They talk about what you need to know if you are interested in working in intelligence.
July 18, 2011

Monday - 07/18/2011, 09:39pm EDT
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A practical guide for Roth conversions

Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan talk about your options, if you want to convert to your Roth IRA.
July 11, 2011

Monday - 07/11/2011, 07:09pm EDT
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Estate planning - Are you prepared?

Attorney Marc Levine will tell you what you need to do to make sure your estate is in order.
June 27, 2011

Monday - 06/27/2011, 07:47pm EDT
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Financial planning for college - and other costly concerns

Hosts Bob Leins, CPA, and John Elliott, federal benefits strategist, are joined by Steve Lingle, certified financial planner, fellow NITP presenter and retired federal employee. They talk about planning for major financial expenses.
June 20, 2011

Friday - 06/17/2011, 12:15am EDT
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Are your federal retirement benefits changing?

Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan are joined by Barry Rock, president of NARFE's New York State Federation of Chapters. They will answer your questions about federal pay and benefits.
June 13, 2011

Monday - 06/13/2011, 08:46pm EDT
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Federal long term care insurance program - open season part II

LTCFeds CEO Paul Forte, and Program Promotion Manager Beth O'Brien, will answer your questions about enrolling in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.
June 6, 2011

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:52pm EDT
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Federal employee's guide to the known and unknown benefits universe

NITP presenters Bob Braunstein and James Marshall will answer your questions about Social Security, the TSP, and other federal benefits programs.
May 23, 2011

Monday - 05/23/2011, 09:37pm EDT
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Umbrella policies and property casualty insurance

Edward Jones Financial Advisor and Certified Financial Planner John Jilek joins hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott to talk about how to plan for your retirement.
May 16, 2011

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 12:43am EDT
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