For Your Benefit

  • Early outs, buyouts: A financial perspective

    Join our host, Bob Leins, as he welcomes Karen Schaeffer, Certified Financial Planner®, who specializes in financial planning for Federal government employees, to talk about evaluating early outs and buyouts from a financial perspective. September 25, 2017

  • The 5 pillars of healthy living

    Join our host, Bob Leins, as he welcomes Kari Utz-Wolsky, Nutrition Counselor and Personal Trainer. Kari will focus on identifying five pillars of healthy living and why so many of us are still struggling. What are you missing? September 18, 2017

  • Honoring “Honor Flight Network”

    Join our host, Bob Leins, as he welcomes Colleen Scallion, Dulles Coordinator of the Honor Flight Network to the studio in recognition of Patriot Day.

    September 11, 2017

  • Understanding the Medicare program

    Host Bob Leins and co-host Ray Kirk, Federal Benefits Specialist, welcome David Santana from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to the studio. September 4, 2017

  • Grand-parenting and hobbies for retirement

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Michael Creedon, D.S.W. Gerontologist, and expert on transitioning to retirement, to talk about the roles of Grandparent and Hobbyist in retirement. August 28, 2017

  • Survivor benefits

    Join hosts, Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, as they discuss an important subject: Survivor Benefits. August 21, 2017

  • Estate planning – Unique situations

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Marc Levine, Esquire, to the studio to talk about unique topics in estate planning. August 14, 2017

  • Early retirement, buyout – Be careful what you wish for!

    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

  • Planning for kids: What happens when I’m gone?

    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

  • Are you ready for retirement?

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Michael Townshend, Transition Specialist to the show to talk about the difference between being financially ready and being emotionally and socially ready. July 24, 2017

  • Social security: Where it’s been, where it is now, where it’s going

    Host Bob Leins and co-host John Elliott welcome Lester Austin, Retired Senior Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration, to talk about where Social Security has been, where it is now, and where it’s going in the future. October 9, 2017

  • An educational discussion on long term care

    Host Bob Leins welcomes Dave Love, CLU, CLTC with The Love Financial Group to the studio for an educational discussion about long term care. Morningstar investment analysts’ research shows that approximately 70% of Americans over age 65 will become cognitively impaired or unable to complete the activities of daily living. Baron’s says the average need for LTC is almost four years for women and just under two and a half years for men. July 10, 2017

  • The simply irresistible government agency for a multigenerational workforce

    Host Bob Leins and co-host Bob Braunstein welcome Dr. Bill Brantley, Adjunct Faculty at the University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence. Dr. Brantley also works in the Enterprise Training Division at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (opinions expressed today are his own and do not represent those of USPTO). June 19, 2017

  • The importance of leadership development

    Host Bob Leins and co-host John Elliott welcome Tom Fox, Vice President of Leadership and Innovation for Partnership for Public Service, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that strives for a more effective government for the American people. June 12, 2017