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Q&A with the experts: Retirement, benefits and TSP

Last month, Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, joined Federal News Radio's senior correspondent, Mike Causey, to answer feds' questions as part of an exclusive online chat. The experts fielded dozens of questions from readers -- but couldn't get to all them. So, Federal News Radio went back to the experts to answer another round of questions for readers. In this special Q&A, find the experts' take on everything from the best date to retire this year and what happens to insurance premiums when you retire to whether the Thrift Savings Plan plans to offer in-plan conversions.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , TSP , Tammy Flanagan , John Elliott , NITP , Kim Weaver

Friday - 05/09/2014, 09:42am EDT

Despite uptick in retirement claims, OPM reduces backlog by 2K

The Office of Personnel Management received 8,047 new retirement claims in April, which is about 1,500 more than the 6,500 it projected that it would receive for that month.

Tags: OPM , retirement backlog , Katherine Archuleta , Michael OConnell

Monday - 05/05/2014, 05:33pm EDT

Disability retirement: Avoid it if you can!

There are certain policies and benefits that you hope never to collect. That includes getting back the premiums you pay for homeowners' fire insurance, long-term care health premiums and disability retirement benefits, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 02:00am EDT

Pension benefits: Not all feds are created equal

When it comes to retirement benefits, not all federal workers pay the same, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey say. In fact, the giant Federal Employees Retirement System, or FERS, now has three tiers.

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

Monday - 05/05/2014, 02:00am EDT

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Tags: pay and benefits , Bob Braunstein , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 03:58pm EDT

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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