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Listen live to ForYourBenefit each Monday morning at 10:05 EST on 1500 AM in the Washington DC metro area or online at www.federalnewsradio.com. Or, if you prefer, listen on your own schedule -- all shows are archived and available 24/7.
ForYourBenefit is NITP’s weekly radio show which features information and discussion on topics of interest to the Federal employee, including Federal Benefits, financial and retirement planning, and other issues.
Guests and topics change weekly –In 2014, our guests will help you plan and navigate through retirement issues and concerns.
Social Security and Retirement
This week on For Your Benefit, Lester Austin, retired public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, joins hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott to talk about Social Security and retirement.
Lester will share many facets of Social Security from a retiree’s perspective:
• When should I apply for Social Security?
• What does my part-time job do to my Social Security income?
• What happens if I choose to continue working and not claim Social Security when I’m first eligible?
I you have questions for Lester, please email them before the show to ForYourBenefit@nitpinc.com or call in, once the phone lines are open, to 202-465-3080.
Never Can Say Goodbye
Join host Bob Leins as he welcomes Career Coach, Mike Townshend, into the studio. Together they will discuss the many definitions of “career transition” and how to “say goodbye”. Mike will offer tips on how to approach transition in a thoughtful way with lasting good impressions among all co-workers.
This discussion is for everyone, whether you are in the process of retiring, changing jobs, moving to a new agency, or losing your job.
If you have questions, please email them in advance of the show to: ForYourBenefit@nitpinc.com or call in, once the phone lines are open, to 202-465-3080.
Considerations for your Ongoing Financial Planning
Join our host, Bob Leins, as he welcomes Joe Sullender, CFP and Senior Vice President - Investments, of the Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. Together they will discuss thought provoking questions and concerns they hear from Federal employees.
If you have other questions about creating a financial plan or adapting your plan in today’s environment, please send in an email before the show, ForYourBenefit@nitpinc.com or call, once the phone lines are open, to 202-465-3080
Let’s take a look at your Federal Retirement Annuity Estimate!
Join host Bob Leins and guest Bob Braunstein, Federal Benefits specialist, as he walks us through the process of understanding your retirement annuity estimate. The discussion will benefit all stages of one’s career so that no detail is inadvertently forgotten. Discussion topics to include:
If you are retiring this year, changing jobs, OR just starting your career – this is important so you know that your records are accurate! If you have questions about this, please email them before the show to ForYourBenefit@nitpinc.com or call in, once the phone lines are open, to 202-465-3080.
Join our host, Bob Leins as he welcomes Tom O’Rourke, Esq., into the studio to join in a discussion of all things about income tax. Tom is a partner at Miles & Stockbridge and represents a variety of clients including individuals, businesses and not-for-profit organizations on matters involving tax, estate planning and administration and pension issues.
Email your tax questions, concerns to ForYourBenefit@nitpinc.com or call, once the phone lines are open, to 202-465-3080.
Behavioral Finance: How our Emotions Sabotage Our Success
Join host Bob Leins as he welcomes Kristina Sturgis, CFP, to the studio to discuss how your money mindset can interfere with your personal goals. Because our financial lives are inextricably linked to our family of origin and upbringing, sometimes you have ingrained stumbling blocks that can sabotage your best intentions to earn what you’re worth, save adequately, spend responsibly,
What to do when you probably are your own worst advisor? And how do you know?
PHASED RETIREMENT and FINANCIAL AWARENESS
Planning retirement now has another option with clearer guidance as announced August 8, 2014 by OPM. Is phased retirement something you should consider and how will you be affected financially?
Join us Monday morning as our host, Bob Leins, welcomes Ray Kirk, a Federal Benefits expert, to provide his insight on OPM’s recently released Phased Retirement Guidelines. Our discussion will address the known aspects of the program and its financial aspects to consider. Our agenda includes:
Listen in for thought provoking discussion, email your questions to ForYourBenefit@nitpinc.com or call in, once the phone lines are open, (202) 465-3080.