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The experts answer your questions about preparing for retirement

Benefits expert John Elliott, with the National Institute of Transition Planning, is our guest. He talks about what you should be doing to prepare for retirement at all career levels: as a new fed, in mid-career and as you approach retirement.
March 5, 2014

Tags: Your Turn , Mike Causey , John Elliott , NITP ,

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 09:38pm EST
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Financial awareness NOW!

Host Bob Leins and Certified Financial Planner Karen Schaeffer answer your calls and emails on what to do now to protect your financial assets in the future.
March 3, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Bob Leins , Karen Schaeffer , Schaeffer Financial , financial plan , financial advice , financial planning , NITP , For Your Benefit

Monday - 03/03/2014, 08:41pm EST
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What happens when you order steak and get Spam cutlets?

When you are expecting a big expensive wedding cake and somebody brings you a single Twinkie it can strain the relationship. That's sort of the situation today between federal and postal unions and the White House, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , pay and benefits , chained CPI ,

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 02:00am EST

TSP board considers rebranding Lifecycle Funds

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is eyeing another potential tweak to the Thrift Savings Plan's Lifecycle Funds their name. Lifecycle Funds, also known as L Funds or target-date funds, are made up of a mix of the five core TSP funds that shifts over time. But board members are concerned the "fund" label may be confusing to TSP participants. In its place, the board is considering changing the name to "Lifecycle strategies."

Tags: TSP , FRTIB , Lifecycle Funds , Greg Long , Renee Wilder , pay and benefits , Jack Moore

Monday - 02/24/2014, 03:38pm EST

What's on your mind?

The NITP's Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan answer your retirement and financial planning questions.
February 24, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , phased retirement , TSP , Medicare Part B , income tax planning , financial planning , myRA , Tammy Flanagan , Bob Leins , NITP , For Your Benefit

Monday - 02/24/2014, 07:05pm EST
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Obama dumping chained CPI, which feds, employee groups strongly opposed

Today's announcement that President Barack Obama would not be including a proposal to calculate cost-of-living changes to federal retirement rates in his 2015 budget should be welcome news to federal employees, legislators and federal-employee support groups who opposed it.

Tags: budget , pay and benefits , chained CPI , NARFE , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 02:46pm EST

Whom can you trust?

Marc Levine, of Handler and Levine LLC, offers advice on how to choose your trustees, powers of attorneys and executors.
February 17, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , phased retirement , TSP , Medicare Part B , income tax planning , financial planning , myRA , Tammy Flanagan , Bob Leins , NITP , For Your Benefit

Monday - 02/17/2014, 09:24pm EST
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Buyouts: From off-the-rack to tailor made

Now that early-outs and buyouts are popping up in various agencies, the obvious question, for younger and older workers is: What's in it for me? Unlike the one-size fits all buyouts of the 1990s, the new version is tailor-made to individual groups, grades and regions, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , EPA , buyouts , early retirement , VERA , VSIP

Friday - 02/14/2014, 02:00am EST

The experts answer your questions about preparing for retirement

Benefits expert John Elliott, with the National Institute of Transition Planning, is our guest. He talks about what you should be doing to prepare for retirement at all career levels: as a new fed, in mid-career and as you approach retirement.
February 12, 2014

Tags: Your Turn , Mike Causey , John Elliott , NITP ,

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 09:38pm EST
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What are you doing the rest of your life?

Suppose for the next 20 to 30 years, you have to spend 24/7 with your spouse or significant other. Can you handle it? Can he or she? With some planning it might not be too bad, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report ,

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 02:00am EST
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