This week on ForYourBenefit, our hosts, Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome Christina Eanes, lifelong superachiever, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and author of Quit Bleeping Around: 77 Secrets to Superachieving.
January 23, 2017
Greg Stanford, director of government affairs for the Federal Managers Association, joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to talk about the potential for pay and hiring freezes under a Trump administration.
Tom Walker, a chartered federal employee benefits consultant and founder of Walker Capital Preservation Group, Inc., details what employees need to consider before taking a loan from their retirement savings account.
The defined pension plan has been a remarkably durable feature of federal civil service for a long time. But noise coming from the 115th Congress suggests big changes for the pension system. Higher employee contributions and even ending the defined benefit pension plan altogether are on the table. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, shares her insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Congressional Budget Office recently published its annual predictions for Social Security. No surprise, it found the cherished program will go broke in a few years, unless Congress changes the rules or raises taxes. Brenton Smith, founder of an organization called Fix Social Security Now, isn’t so sure. He’s been studying the program for years and joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with some ideas.
This week on ForYourBenefit, host Bob Leins and co-host Bob Braunstein welcome Hannah Moss, Senior Editor and Project Manager at GovLoop, to the studio.
January 16, 2016
The Office of Personnel Management processed more retirement claims in December than in November, but did little to reduce its claims backlog in preparation for the surge in federal employee retirement it expects to see in January’s numbers.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to improve your financial picture, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says federal workers should start with their Thrift Savings Plan.
This week on ForYourBenefit, Bob Leins hosts Kristina E. M. Sturgis, CFP® CDFA™ Financial Advisor, NITP Seminar Presenter and Certified Financial Planner™ with Patterson and Associates to talk about 2017 financial resolutions and how to implement them.
January 9, 2016
Randy Silvey, president of Silverlight Financial, says federal employees need to have a better grasp of their financial situation as they decide to ride into the sunset.
The Thrift Savings Plan ended 2016 on a strong note, posting both positive monthly numbers and high yearly numbers.
Financial planner Arthur Stein shares his thoughts on the stock market’s recent surge and what it means for your Thrift Savings Plan. January 4, 2016
This week on ForYourBenefit, our hosts, Bob Leins Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome Ken Gold the Director of Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown to the studio.
January 2, 2016
Guest columnist Jim Halbruegger shares some of the lessons he’s learned in his long federal career.
Attorney Tom O’Rourke joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to answer your estate planning questions. December 28, 2016