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7:24 am, September 30, 2014

Retirement News

Considerations for your ongoing financial planning

Joe Sullender, certified financial planner and senior vice president of investments of the Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, answers your financial planning questions.
September 29, 2014

Monday - 09/29/2014, 09:04pm EDT
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Pay, pensions, premiums. Going up!

Pay, pensions and health insurance premiums are all going up in the next several months. But definitely not at the same rate, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. White collar workers know what their January 2015 raise will be. But the cost of living adjustment for retirees is still to be decided, and new (and in some cases higher) health premiums will be unveiled in October.

Monday - 09/29/2014, 02:00am EDT

Unsolved mysteries...like your COLA!

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know, do you believe our government is telling the truth or concealing details about some very important things, like retiree COLAs?

Friday - 09/26/2014, 02:00am EDT

Why it's important to check your TSP account before you really check out!

Nearly half of all Thrift Savings Plan participants close their accounts when they leave government. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains why.

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 02:00am EDT

Is phased retirement a good option for you?

Host Mike Causey discusses the new phased retirement option with NITP Senior Benefits Director Tammy Flanagan.
September 24, 2014 (This show originally aired Sept. 10, 2014.)

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 12:28pm EDT

Your incredible shrinking COLA

Federal retirees will soon know their cost of living adjustment for January 2015. The bad news is, it might be lower than they were hoping, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 02:00am EDT

A look at your federal retirement annuity estimate!

Federal benefits specialist Bob Braunstein takes you through the process of understanding your retirement annuity estimate.
September 22, 2014

Monday - 09/22/2014, 08:15pm EDT
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Join the government and become a millionaire?

Over the past several years, the number of federal workers will million-dollar Thrift Savings Plan accounts has jumped dramatically. That's due, no doubt, to the surging stock market, and some TSPers who stayed the course through tough times, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 02:00am EDT

Investments and the smell test

Some people go outside the TSP because they want to have a wider choice of investment options. Would you do the same? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 02:00am EDT

What's not to like about the TSP?

AARP financial writer Allan Roth joins host Mike Causey to talk about the thrift savings plan and what you should think about when considering an investment.
September 17, 2014

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 06:44pm EDT
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TSP: Are you a lifer? Should you be?

Forty-five percent of TSP investors who left government in 2012 closed their federal accounts within a year, according to a survey by the Board that runs the giant 401(k) style program. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders why.

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 02:00am EDT

Tax tips

Tom O'Rourke, partner at Miles and Stockbridge, answers your income tax questions.
September 15, 2014

Monday - 09/15/2014, 05:09pm EDT
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Follow the money: Your TSP account

TSP participants may be good at saving cash, but how will they spend that money when the time comes? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks. Do you want a lump sum? Do you want monthly payments? What will you need and when will you need it?

Monday - 09/15/2014, 02:00am EDT

Is phased retirement a good option for you?

Host Mike Causey discusses the new phased retirement option with NITP Senior Benefits Director Tammy Flanagan.
September 10, 2014

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 09:28pm EDT

Online Chat: Phased Retirement

Federal News Radio experts answer your questions on phased retirement.

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 11:00am EDT

Nude sunbathing, retirement, death

For today's column, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey suggests you check on your nest egg, get your affairs in order and pack some extra sunblock.

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 02:00am EDT

Phased retirement: Ready, set, go?

Do you dive headfirst into cold water? Maybe you prefer to ease into it. If so, you might feel the same way about retirement. For those "easing in" kind of feds, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey suggests you consider phased retirement.

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 02:00am EDT

OPM continues to shrink retirement claims backlog

The Office of Personnel Management received about 1,300 more retirement claims than it expected in August. Even so, the agency was able to cut its claims backlog by 500. It is processing an increasing share of claims, 78.5 percent, within 60 days.

Friday - 09/05/2014, 03:44pm EDT

Behavioral finance: how our emotions sabotage our success

We discuss the stumbling blocks that can sabotage your best intentions to earn what you're worth, save adequately and spend responsibly.

Friday - 09/05/2014, 02:56pm EDT
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Are you eligible for phased retirement?

FederalNewsRadio.com writer/editor Shefali Kapadia joins host Mike Causey to talk about phased retirement, and Jenny Mattingley, director of Government Affairs at the law firm Shaw, Bransford & Roth will discuss the upcoming federal pay raise and the possibility of a government shutdown.
September 3, 2014

Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 08:57pm EDT
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