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Determining your financial ability to retire

Certified Financial Planner Joe Sullender answers your questions about retirement planning.
April 7, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Joe Sullender , Wells Fargo Advisors , Tammy Flanagan , Bob Leins , financial planning , retirement planning , TSP , Social Security , For Your Benefit

Monday - 04/07/2014, 05:53pm EDT
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Phased retirement - the bottom line

Co-hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan answer your calls and emails about phased retirement.
July 1, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , phased retirement , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , Gov Exec , For Your Benefit , DOMA , same-sex benefits

Monday - 07/01/2013, 10:05pm EDT
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Layoffs, furloughs ... Take a deep breath

The end is near. We are only a few weeks away from sequestration and going over the fiscal cliff. So is there any hope? If history repeats itself, the short answer may be yes. Or at least maybe, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , budget , Congress ,

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 02:00am EST

Federal retirements continue to exceed expectations

For three months in a row, the number of federal retirements has exceeded what the Office of Personnel Management projected. OPM estimated it would receive 7,000 retirement claims in September. The actual number of claims the personnel agency received was 11,952.

Tags: OPM , retirement , workforce , Jolie Lee , pay and benefits

Friday - 10/05/2012, 11:56am EDT

Job jitters

Worried about Congress changing your retirement benefits? If so, that should be the least of your worries, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , workforce , Congress ,

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 02:00am EDT

FSAs to shrink under new health care law in 2013

Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan discuss the "best of" subjects brought up during recent seminars.

Tags: For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , pay & benefits , retirement , survivor benefits , FSA , flexible spending accounts , TSP

Saturday - 07/28/2012, 10:10am EDT
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Feds with phobias

If you ask the typical federal/postal worker what his or her greatest job-related fear was, many would answer they are afraid Congress will change their retirement rules and base their benefits on their highest five-year average salary. Yet the likelihood of losing the current high-three system is small compared to other, more real threats, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , Congress , workforce ,

Thursday - 07/05/2012, 02:00am EDT

The creature that ate your pension

If you ask the typical federal/postal worker what his or her greatest job-related fear was, many would answer they are afraid Congress will change their retirement rules and base their benefits on their highest five-year average salary. Yet the likelihood of losing the current high-three system is small compared to other, more real threats, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , retirement , Congress , House , Senate

Friday - 05/11/2012, 02:00am EDT

Are you better off now than you were two years ago?

Thanks to the two-year pay freeze and two years of higher health premiums many federal workers today are taking home less money than they were in 2010, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Some alert feds are also curious as to whether Congress has plans to extend their pay freeze until 2013, 2014 or maybe even until 2015.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , Mike Causey , federal report , Congress , COLA , pay freeze , FERS , CSRS

Monday - 04/02/2012, 02:00am EDT

OPM calculator helps project retirement savings

Not sure about how much you need to save for retirement? A new online tool from the Office of Personnel Management helps feds figure out how to plan and includes projections for annuities and Thrift Savings Plan benefits.

Tags: OPM , retirement , Federal Ballpark E$timate , technology , TSP ,

Monday - 02/27/2012, 09:22am EST
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