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Taxes, estate planning, and the IRS - What's the best strategy?

David DeJong and Steve Widdes, partners at Stein Sperling, answer your questions about estate planning.
August 4, 2014

Tags: estate planning , taxes , Internal Revenue Service , David DeJong , Steve Widdes , Stein Sperling PC , tax planning , business succession planning , wills , revocable trust , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 08/04/2014, 09:16pm EDT
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Rep. Edwards proposes restoring lower retirement contributions for feds

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) introduced a bill Thursday that would reduce the amount new federal employees must pay toward their government pensions. The National Treasury Employees Union and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association support the legislation, which would repeal the last two increases in retirement contributions.

Tags: retirement , retirement contributions , FERS , NARFE , NTEU , Colleen Kelly , Joseph Beaudoin , Congress , Donna Edwards , Stephanie Wasko , workforce ,

Friday - 08/01/2014, 03:34pm EDT

Most TSP funds suffer losses in July

Outside of the "never has a bad day" G Fund, the Thrift Savings Plan saw across the board losses in July. However, year-to-date, each of the funds remains in the positive.

Tags: TSP , FRTIB , retirement , Ariel Levin-Waldman

Friday - 08/01/2014, 01:16pm EDT

For once, it's OK to watch the clock

Consider yourself on holiday, of sorts, for the next five weeks. Even if you've had your vacation or can't afford one the time between now and Labor Day should be more relaxed because Congress is gone. And that's good news for most feds.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , Congress ,

Friday - 08/01/2014, 06:27am EDT

Ask the retirement expert

NITP Senior Benefits Director Tammy Flanagan will answer your retirement questions.
July 30, 2014

Tags: retirement , retirement benefits , Tammy Flanagan , NITP , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 09:48pm EDT
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1 percent pay raise; 1.9 percent COLA. Go figure!

Despite higher prices at the pump, overall living costs rose only slightly last month. For federal-military-Social Security retirees, that points to a 1.9 percent cost of living adjustment in January.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal workforce , Your Turn , Jessica Klement , Andy Medici , COLA , pay

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 03:04am EDT

Kardashian to head the IRS; Federline succeeds Kerry at State Department

What if Kim Kardashian took over at the IRS, or Brittany Spears' ex Kevin Federline succeeded John Kerry at the State Department. Would that get your attention?

Tags: Kim Kardashian , Kevin Federline , Brittany Spears , Ryan Seacrest , Mike Causey , federal report , workforce ,

Friday - 07/25/2014, 05:39am EDT

Annuities, pensions, TSP and Social Security

Co-hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan answer your questions about the "three-legged stool" of retirement planning.
July 28, 2014

Tags: annuities , federal pensions , TSP , Social Security , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , For Your Benefit , NITP

Monday - 07/28/2014, 09:12pm EDT
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Denying your federal DNA

With all the bad press the government, and government workers are getting nowadays, do you ever tell people you do something else---like maybe you are a travel agent or undertaker---for a living? If not, you may want to reconsider why not.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , management

Monday - 07/28/2014, 05:54am EDT

What's ahead for feds in 2015?

NARFE Legislative Director Jessica Klement, and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will discuss chained CPI, pay raises, and other issues affecting feds.
July 23, 2014

Tags: federal pay raise , federal retirement , chained CPI , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Federal Times , Andy Medici , grade creep , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 05:22pm EDT
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