For Your Benefit

  • How to prepare for a meeting with your financial advisor

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Joe Sullender, CFP®, Managing Director/Investments for the Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors to talk about making the most out of meeting with your financial advisor.

  • Understanding the Medicare Program

    Host Bob Leins welcomes David Santana from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to the studio.

  • TSP updates from the experts

    Join hosts, Bob Leins and Karen Schaeffer, CFP®, as they welcome Ravi Deo, Executive Director, and Kim Weaver, Director of External Affairs of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board to the studio.

  • Understanding Social Security: Tips to help you maximize your benefit amount

    Host Bob Leins, and co-host John Elliott, welcome Lester Austin, Retired Senior Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration, to talk about how social security coordinates with financial awareness, planning and opportunities.

  • Divorce and tax planning for federal employees

    Hosts, Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome Dan Jamison, CPA to talk about divorce and tax planning for Federal employees.

  • Financial literacy: Small changes that make a big difference

    Subscribe to For Your Benefit’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. Insight by NITP, Inc April 9, 2018 – Host Bob Leins welcomes Karen Schaeffer, Certified Financial Planner®.  In honor of Financial Literacy Month, Karen will…

  • Kickoff Financial Literacy Month

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Ray Kirk, Ph.D., Federal Benefits Specialist. During Financial Literacy Month we will look at the basics of “Financial Literacy (FL)” – what it is, why it is so important, and how being financially aware will enhance your daily, monthly and annual financial decisions.

  • Plan for retirement just like you plan for vacation

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Mike Townshend, transition and aging authority and seminar presenter. It’s officially spring and maybe you are already thinking ahead to summer vacation planning. Just like planning for your vacation, Mike will talk about ideas that will help you plan for future retirement life.

  • How recent changes to tax law affect you in the future

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Tom O’Rourke, Esquire to talk about the good and bad news regarding recent tax law changes.

  • It’s time to follow your passion more fully

    Former FBI violent crime analyst and senior manager, now author of Quit Bleeping Around: 77 Secrets to Superachieving, speaker, and podcast host, Christina Eanes, shares how we create stories about what we are “supposed” to do and provides strategies for changing those stories so that we can follow our passion more fully right now and after retirement.

  • Private sector job hunting: It’s much different than the Federal job hunt!

    Our host, Bob Leins welcomes Kathy Lavinder, founder of Security & Investigative Placement Consultants, a niche executive search firm, to speak about how the private sector job hunt is much different than the Federal job hunt.

  • Social security FAQs

    Host Bob Leins and co-host John Elliott welcome Lester Austin, Retired Senior Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration, to talk about Social Security and answer commonly asked questions.

  • The 115th Congress

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Josh Huder, Ph.D., to the studio to discuss the 115th Congress. Josh is a Senior Fellow at The Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating Federal employees about Congress and its operation.

  • Summary of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 – Changes that affect individual taxpayers

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Tom O’Rourke, Esquire to talk about a number of significant changes that affect individual taxpayers in 2018 and beyond.