Tammy Flanagan of the National Institute of Transition Planning provides an overview of the changes going on with federal retirement.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has some advice for federal employees and retirees to protect themselves from future schemes.
Roughly one in three federal workers is eligible to retire today, but many are waiting for their agencies to offer buyouts, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
Host Bob Leins welcomes Maureen Wilkin, Federal Benefits Specialist to talk about early retirement. Remember all that glitters is not gold! Do you understand the possible effects of an early retirement on your benefits or retirement? August 7, 2017
Federal workers and retirees have billions of dollars invested in the stock market as part of the Thrift Savings Plan, the government’s in-house 401(k) plan, which is the world’s biggest.
This week on “Your Turn,” financial planner Arthur Stein tells feds and retirees what, if anything, they should be doing now with their Thrift Savings Plan accounts. August 2, 2017
After a brief downturn earlier this summer, the Thrift Savings Plan rebounded in July, with all of the funds posting positive returns. All of the retirement funds, with the exception of one outlier, also posted higher returns than they had in June.
Dr. David Shulkin inherited a Veterans Affairs Department only partway through a badly needed transformation. As secretary, he’s got a lot of tough constituents — Congress, a demanding president, veterans groups and veterans themselves. Shulkin discussed a number of pressing matters on Federal Drive with Tom Temin, starting with the consequences of new funding for the Veterans Choice program just approved by Congress. It extends veterans’ ability to obtain health care outside of the VA system. Just don’t call it privatization.
Last year the National Guard announced it was expanding training days for armor and Stryker units. Now the first units are finishing up some of the training.
Ten House Republicans reiterated their concerns for the recent fiscal 2018 budget proposals that would make significant changes to the federal retirement system for current and future employees and retirees. Eighteen senators, nearly all Democrats, also wrote their own letter to Senate leadership voicing their opposition.
Host Bob Leins welcomes Karen Schaeffer, Certified Financial Planner®, who specializes in financial planning for Federal government employees, and Megan Schaeffer, Estate Planning Attorney. July 31, 2017
The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee passed the TSP Modernization Act of 2017, along with a handful of other bills that could soon affect the lives and careers of the federal workforce.
The Republican Study Committee released its own take on the fiscal 2018 budget, which includes several cuts to federal pay, retirement and health benefits. Here’s how the committee’s budget proposal measures up to other recommendations from the Trump administration and other House lawmakers.
Working for the government was once a lifetime deal, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says those days may be gone.