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The Consumers’ Checkbook Guide and FEHBP Open Season with Walton Francis11/13/2019 11:32am • November 18, 2019 - Hosts Bob Leins, CPA®, and Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director NITP, welcome insurance expert and author Walton Francis to the studio to talk about FEHBP open season.  The CHECKBOOK’s Guide shows that most families can save $2,000 or more by selecting better plan choiceWhen you really can retire, can you really retire?10/22/2019 05:55pm • When did you start seriously planning for retirement? Was it your first year on the job? Did you wait until your agency offered one of those seminars for the 50-plus crowd? Or is that something you are going to get around to next week? Or will it be one of your 2020 New Years Resolutions, alongFederal Open Season with AETNA10/16/2019 11:46am • Insight by NITP, Inc. October 21, 2019 - Host Bob Leins, CPA® and co-host Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director NITP, welcome Tom Bernatavitz, Vice-President of Aetna Federal Plans to the studio to discuss Aetna’s approach to this year’s Open Season.  This is the first in our seriesTo Roth or not to Roth? The million-dollar tax-free question10/15/2019 01:00am • When it comes time to start withdrawing money from your Thrift Savings Plan account will you be glad you invested pre-tax, or will you wish somebody had talked to you about the Roth option? Under it, you invest after-tax money but when it comes time to collect it's all yours. No matter how muchDesign your own buyout for December and January10/09/2019 01:00am • Two facts of life that members of the federal family should be aware of, especially this time of year: Most federal/postal workers know that, all things considered, December and January are often the best months to retire if you want to maximize your lump sum payment of annual leave that can amouHow to navigate TSP's new withdrawal options09/16/2019 09:29am • Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. The Thrift Savings Plan is an important part of retirement security for federal employees and has launched several new options for how to manageMemo to retirement-age FERS folks: Don’t outsmart yourself!09/09/2019 01:00am • Hundreds of federal and postal workers become retirement eligible every day. Although most don’t retire at the first opportunity, it’s a time when many people start looking at the best date(s) to pull that all-important plug. Most current civil servants are under the Federal Employees RetiremAre you a married fed with spouse and Social Security — lots of luck!09/06/2019 01:00am • Being a federal/postal worker can be satisfying and challenging at the same time. Being a married federal/postal worker can be doubly challenging and satisfying simultaneously. Being a married federal/postal worker with a spouse and Social Security is even more challenging, though sometimes moreCan you afford to retire, ever? How will you know?09/04/2019 01:00am • Too many people begin their retirement planning too late. If not necessarily catastrophic, it isn’t good. But regardless of your age now, sooner is better than later. The dominant Federal Employees Retirement System covers most working feds. It’s good but it has several moving parts: A lifeRoundtable: Overlap Between Federal Benefits, Finance and Tax Planning08/28/2019 10:16am • Insight by NITP, Inc. September 2, 2019 -  Host Bob Leins, CPA® and co-host Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, welcome Joe Sullender, CFP® to discuss areas of overlap between finance planning, tax planning, and Federal benefits. TSP Distributions: Changes to consider wFederal Retirement – a Personal Story08/14/2019 03:38pm • Insight by NITP, Inc. August 19, 2019 - Host Bob Leins, CPA®, and Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP welcome Georgia Hubert to talk about her transition to retirement, things she wished she knew prior to retirement and prior to losing her husband. Georgia retired from the StWhen is the right time for feds to collect Social Security?08/14/2019 08:36am • Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. You work, you retire, you collect Social Security. Simple, right? If only — actually it takes a lot of thinking about the optimal time to collRetirement prep tips: Boost your Social Security benefit 76%07/24/2019 01:00am • Most current and former federal workers are or will be eligible for monthly Social Security benefits. For most feds it will be the third source of retirement income along with their Federal Employees Retirement System annuity and investments in the Thrift Savings Plan. The amount of the indexedDraining the DC swamp a complicated, costly exercise07/22/2019 01:00am • Suppose the boss at close-of-business today tells you that your job, and you, are going to be transferred to Boise, Idaho; or Ogden, Utah; or Kansas City. And that the move could, maybe, mean smaller pay raises in future and almost certainly a reduction of tens of thousands of dollars down the roaUpcoming Federal Open Season07/17/2019 02:32pm • Insight by NITP, Inc. July 22, 2019 -  Host Bob Leins, CPA®, and Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP welcome back Paula S. Jakub, RHU; CEO of The American Foreign Service Protective Association, sponsor of the Foreign Service Benefit Plan. Today’s guests will talk about t
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