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The TSP, VA changes, & pension plan rollback

Financial planner Arthur Stein will answer your calls and emails about the TSP, and Federal Times Senior Writer Andy Medici will discuss changes at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and proposed changes to the federal pension plan.
August 6, 2014

Tags: Your Turn , Arthur Stein , Arthur Stein Financial LLC , TSP , Federal Times , Andy Medici , Department of Veterans Affairs , VA scandal , pensions , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 08/06/2014, 05:09pm EDT
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TSP's awful August surprise

Got the shakes about your nest egg? The one that's supposed to provide one-third to one-half of your total retirement income? Are you feeling a little nervous? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , TSP , retirement

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 12:43pm EDT

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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