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Most TSP funds see slight gains in April

All funds in the Thrift Savings Plan showed gains in April, except for the S Fund. This is the second month in a row that the S Fund has returned in the red.

Tags: TSP , S Fund , Shefali Kapadia

Friday - 05/02/2014, 08:27am EDT

The TSP: What's in it for you?

Financial advisor Arthur Stein will answer your calls and emails about the TSP. Also, Andy Medici and Amber Corrin of the Federal Times will discuss, among other things, Public Service Recognition Week and the recently passed DATA Act.
April 30, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Arthur Stein , TSP , Federal Times , Andy Medici , Amber Corrin , DATA Act , Public Service Recognition Week , cybersecurity , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 07:04pm EDT
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Financial literacy wrap-up

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott answer your questions in the final of a series of programs on financial literacy.
April 25, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , financial planning , estate planning , TSP , OPM , financial security , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Joe Sullender , Ray Kirk , Karen Schaeffer , Megan Schaeffer , financial literacy , NITP , For Your Benefit

Monday - 04/28/2014, 06:59pm EDT
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To TSP or not to TSP? That is the question

Are you sick of the constraints in the Thrift Savings Plan? Are you anxious to get outside investment help? Well before you turn your retirement nest egg over to a bank, or your freelance neighborhood dog walker, check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column today.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , TSP

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 02:00am EDT

Building blocks for financial literacy

Federal benefits specialist Ray Kirk discusses how to achieve your financial goals by using the building blocks provided by the federal government.
April 14, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , TSP , Ray Kirk , OPM , financial security , federal benefits , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 04/14/2014, 08:16pm EDT
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An update on the Senior Executives Service

Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, will discuss the status of the SES, and Nicole Johnson and Andy Medici from the Federal Times will talk about cloud computing and the likelihood that feds will get a pay raise.
April 9, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Senior Executive Association , Senior Executives Service , Carol Bonasaro , GS-15 , cloud computing , NASA , GSA , pay raise , Federal Times , Andy Medici , Nicole Blake Johnson , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 04:41pm EDT
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Retirement backlog shrinks for first time this year

Thanks to better than expected progress in processing federal retirement claims last month, the Office of Personnel Management's backlog of pending claims is shrinking for the first time this year. By the end of March, the number of backlogged claims shrank from more than 23,500 claims to about 18,500.

Tags: OPM , retirement backlog , Katherine Archuleta , Jack Moore

Monday - 04/07/2014, 12:02pm EDT

Medicare Part B: The $1,200 question

With apologies to Shakespeare, the most common question federal workers ask at benefits seminars is the To B or Not to B question. Should they pay $1,200 a year for Medicare Part B, or rely on their federal health plan? Short answer: It depends, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , federal report , Medicare Part B , David Snell

Monday - 04/07/2014, 02:00am EDT

Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director, National Institute of Transition Planning

The Thrift Savings Plan is unrolling a "Take Five for Your Future" initiative to help you understand your TSP options better. It's using the number five to drive home advice on agency contributions, from the five life cycle funds to how long it takes to start planning your financial future. The TSP even has a video to try to make the learning curve extra smooth. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, filled in Francis Rose on In Depth.

Tags: Tammy Flanagan , National Institute of Transition Planning , TSP , pay and benefits , In Depth

Friday - 04/04/2014, 04:33pm EDT
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House budget seeks to up feds' retirement contributions

The budget blueprint unveiled by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) Tuesday includes a handful of proposals affecting the federal workforce that Ryan and House Republicans have championed in the past. Among them, the recommendation that federal employees contribute more of their salary toward their pensions and a proposal to shrink the federal workforce by 10 percent through attrition.

Tags: pay and benefits , House , budget , retirement contributions , Paul Ryan , House Budget Committee , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 12:54pm EDT
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