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Financial planning tips and strategies for new feds!

Certified financial planner Nick Martinez joins the show to discuss how to handle your finances and establish goals if you are a new federal employee.
August 11, 2014

Tags: financial planning , Nick Martinez , TSP , Roth TSP , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 08/11/2014, 08:48pm EDT
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Phased retirement: A double-edged perk

Some of life's toughest, most important choices include marriage, children, divorce and retirement. Not necessarily in that order. Which is why Nov. 6 is the new D-Day for federal workers.

Tags: retirement , phased retirement , OPM , workforce , pay & benefits , Mike Causey ,

Monday - 08/11/2014, 02:00am EDT

OPM releases final rule on phased retirement

The rule comes more than two years after President Barack Obama signed the provision into law on July 6, 2012. Under the final rule, eligible employees can work part time while drawing on part of their earned retirement benefits. Phased retirees must also spend at least 20 percent of their time mentoring other employees.

Tags: OPM , phased retirement , Katherine Archuleta , final rule , retirement , NARFE , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 08/07/2014, 08:22am EDT
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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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