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For Your Benefit

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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.

Personal care contracts and financial road maps

Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan are joined by life coach Michael Townshend who will answer your questions about personal care contracts...and what you need to do to plan for your retirement.
May 9, 2011

Monday - 05/09/2011, 06:18pm EDT
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Open season for the federal long term care insurance program

Paul E. Forte, CEO of LTC Programs for Federal Employees, and Beth O'Brien, Manager of Program Promotion, answer questions about enrolling in the federal long term care insurance program.
May 2, 2011

Monday - 05/02/2011, 11:45pm EDT
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FAQ on new Roth TSP

Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board Executive Director Greg Long, and Tom Trabucco, the board's Director of External Affairs, will answer questions about your TSP, including any questions you may have about the new Roth TSP option.
April 25, 2011 (Encore presentation May 30, 2011)

Monday - 04/25/2011, 09:05pm EDT
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Retirement planning: What should you do?

Host Tammy Flanagan and NITP Benefits Specialist James Marshall will answer the questions that feds need to know when planning for their retirement.
April 18, 2011

Monday - 04/18/2011, 06:55pm EDT
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Mistakes at retirement: don't make them!

Host Tammy Flanagan and WellsFargo Vice-President Joseph Sullender discuss the do's and don'ts of retirement planning for federal employees.
April 11, 2011

Monday - 04/11/2011, 04:32pm EDT
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Possible congressional changes: the good, the bad, the ugly

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott are joined by Federal News Radio's own Mike Causey for a discussion on the latest federal issues affecting federal employees.
April 4, 2011

Monday - 04/04/2011, 01:46pm EDT
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Final tax tips for 2010 and planning for your 2011 return

Bob Leins, CPA, and John Elliott, federal benefits strategist, bring you all the tax tips you need to know. And, they'll answer all of your questions.
March 28, 2011

Monday - 03/28/2011, 03:25pm EDT
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Top 10 signs you've been in the same job too long and need a change

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott are joined by Nan Siemer, career strategist and owner of Breakers Consulting.
March 21, 2011(Encore presentation July 4, 2011)

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 12:33pm EDT
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Federal employee accountability: Will the rules change with a new Congress?

Bill Bransford, partner at the law firm Shaw, Bransford & Roth, joins host Bob Leins this week.
March 14, 2011

Monday - 03/14/2011, 11:16am EDT
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Traveling with Elderhostel/Road Scholar

Elderhostel has changed its name. Bryan DeLeo of Elderhostel (now Road Scholar) tells the show why. We also hear from Zora Camp, a frequent traveler with Elderhostel.
March 7, 2011

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 04:35pm EST
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Do you know your social security benefits?

Lester Austin, senior public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, joins the show to discuss retirement, social security benefits, and Medicare.
February 28, 2011

Monday - 02/28/2011, 06:03pm EST
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What you need to know about financial planning

Does it make sense to work longer now due to the pay freeze and poor economy? What is asset allocation and is it important? How can an investment last longer in retirement? Certified financial planner Karen Schaeffer joins hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan.
February 21, 2011

Monday - 02/21/2011, 11:01am EST
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How your decisions can protect your loved ones

For Your Benefit takes on the following issues this week - long term care, life and disability insurance, investing for the long and short term, and the Thrift Savings Plan.
February 14, 2011

Monday - 02/14/2011, 02:03pm EST
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Taxes, benefits, longterm care, and annuity checks

If you're a federal employee with questions about taxes or benefits, you'll want to listen to this show.
February 7, 2011

Monday - 02/07/2011, 04:12am EST
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Recently retired fed gives advice

Thinking of retirement? Hear what one recently retired fed has to say about the process. Longtime FBI employee Ernest Porter joins hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan.
January 31, 2011

Monday - 01/31/2011, 12:30pm EST
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Retiring? To move or not to move?

Is it better to move or stay put after you retire? Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott discuss this issue with Dr. Michael Creedon a professor of Gerontology.
January 24, 2011

Monday - 01/24/2011, 01:39pm EST
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How income tax changes benefit you

Do you have questions about your 2010 taxes and what the new tax law means for feds? Host Bob Leins and Ed Zurndorfer discuss the details.
January 17, 2011

Monday - 01/17/2011, 06:20am EST
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Return of the estate tax?

Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan are joined by Marc Levine, Esq. to discuss the new estate and gift tax laws including spousal portability.
January 10, 2011

Monday - 01/10/2011, 01:46pm EST
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New Year, new debt management plan

It's a New Year and a new strategy on debt management. CPA Freddie Cook joins hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to give advice about how to get your finances in order.
January 3, 2011

Friday - 12/31/2010, 10:35am EST
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For Your Benefit celebrates 5th anniversary

Join hosts Bob Leins, Tammy Flanagan, John Elliott, and Ann Vincent for their fifth anniversary show. Special guest Mike Causey will also be there.
December 20, 2010

Friday - 12/17/2010, 01:17pm EST
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