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Your 'my Social Security'

Lester Austin, public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, answers your Social Security questions.
July 15, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , Lester Austin , Social Security Administration , retirement , retirement benefits , John Elliott , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 07/15/2013, 10:44pm EDT

Social Security and Medicare trustees report due

Trustees for Social Security and Medicare will release their annual report Friday on the state of finances for the government's two biggest benefit programs.

Tags: Medicare , SSA

Friday - 05/31/2013, 07:26am EDT

Changes to COLAs, retirement benefits included in Obama's 2014 budget

President Barack Obama is calling for the implementation of the "chained Consumer Price Index" to measure inflation. The change will reduce cost-of-living adjustments for retired federal employees and Social Security recipients. The 2014 budget is officially scheduled for release on Wednesday.

Tags: budget , 2014 budget , Barack Obama , Congress , chained CPI , COLA , retirement ,

Friday - 04/05/2013, 09:12am EDT

Gov't downsizes amid GOP demands for more cuts

Tags: Medicare , budget

Saturday - 02/23/2013, 02:52pm EST

Social Security and retirement

Lester Austin, public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, takes your calls and email questions.
January 28, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Social Security Administration , Bob Leins , John Elliott , Lester Austin , For Your Benefit

Monday - 01/28/2013, 10:49pm EST

Financial planning and a view from the 'cliff'

Certified Financial Planner Joseph Sullender on how to best prepare for your retirement.
December 17, 2012(Encore presentation December 24, 2012)

Tags: Joseph Sullender , For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , federal retirement , fiscal cliff , sequestration , Social Security Dual Entitlement benefits , F Fund investments

Monday - 12/17/2012, 10:41pm EST

'Fiscal cliff' fears don't change financial-planning basics

Wells Fargo Advisors' Joe Sullender says any tax deal between Congress and the president will probably change your income taxes less than you think.

Tags: Joseph Sullender , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , federal retirement , fiscal cliff , sequestration ,

Monday - 12/17/2012, 03:08pm EST

Fight for federal retirement overhaul offers lessons for today's fiscal challenges

Tom Trabucco, the former long-time director of external affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, said legislative changes to the federal retirement system made by Congress a quarter-century ago actually succeeded in achieving its goals and serve as a reminder of what can be accomplished when something big needs to be done and key leaders step up to the line.

Tags: FERS , FERS: 25 Years Later , pay and benefits , Tom Trabucco , TSP

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 02:05am EST
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