November 29, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, our hosts Bob Leins, CPA®, and Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director NITP, welcome Mary Beth Franklin, Certified Financial Planner®, Contributing Editor for InvestmentNews, and President of RetirePro.
With 30-plus plans to choose from, many working feds and retirees go into shutdown mode and do nothing during the annual health insurance open season. This year it ends on Dec. 13. But that won’t help if you don’t shop around. Inertia is easy.
November 15, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, our hosts Bob Leins, CPA®, and Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director NITP, will talk about Open Season.
November 8, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, our hosts Bob Leins, CPA®, and Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director NITP, welcome insurance expert and author Walton Francis to talk about FEHBP Open Season. The Consumers’ CHECKBOOK Guide shows that most families can save $2,000 or more by selecting better plan choices.
One of the big differences between government and the private sector is the field of labor relations. In industry, it is usually disgruntled workers who go out on strike.
Have your career plans changed some, a lot or completely since the COVID pandemic? Has the retirement tsunami, first predicted in the 1990s, actually started?
For somebody with a long retirement horizon ahead of them, deferring Social Security until age 70 could boost their benefit 68%. Tough call. But one worth considering very carefully.
With inflation on the rise, a growing number of feds are crunching the numbers to weigh the financial benefits of working another year or two.
Should you treat Social Security like insurance or like an investment? Your answer may affect how much money you collect.
It is possible to work for Uncle Sam long enough to get and qualify for benefits and an annuity, but still leave government earlier.
July 19, 2021 on ForYourBenefit, host Bob Leins, CPA® and co-host Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, Inc. will talk about things that are going on in 2021.
Consider the following. Delay your planned retirement by a year or two. Better yet, from a financial standpoint, hang on another three. Or more.
Ever since the late ’90s, experts — both real and self-anointed — have been predicting a retirement tsunami. A tidal wave of office farewell parties that would leave Uncle Sam light in the brains, experience…
Working slightly longer than you planned can have a big time payoff. And it’s particularly true for federal workers.