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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 2015, our guests will help you plan and navigate through retirement issues and concerns.
August 3, 2015
Market Commentary, Second Quarter 2015
This week on For Your Benefit, our host Bob Leins welcomes Dwayne Jackson, CPA, CFP and Principal at Rembert | Pendleton | Jackson into the studio to talk about NITP’s monthly newsletter that he wrote on July 20, 2015 (see below).
The second quarter investment returns were mixed across the broad asset classes. Diversified portfolios, such as the “L Funds”, were up slightly thanks to strong returns in the international stock markets offsetting some of the losses in bonds and US small stocks. Of course, the international markets have given some of those returns back in the first week of July due to the fall out of the Greek financial crisis. For the year, the best description of the diversified investment markets is “stuck in neutral”.
Tune in as we discuss:
July 27, 2015
Considering Long Term Care as part of your Retirement Planning
This week on For Your Benefit, our hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan will have a dialogue with Joan Melanson, Director of Program Promotion of LTC Partners, about the important role long term care has on retirement planning and should be addressed well in advance of retiring. Federal employees spend a great deal of time and energy planning for the exciting retirement phase of their life when they finally get to retire and enjoy the fruits of their labors, after working many years. However, a topic that is often overlooked for consideration is long term care.
Talking Points to include:
July 20, 2015
Special Provisions Retirees and the Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act (The Act)
This week on For Your Benefit, our hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan will discuss the new law that passed allowing Law Enforcement Officers, Air Traffic Controllers, Fire Fighters and other special retirement groups to access their TSP contributions without penalty as early as age 50 without incurring a 10% early withdrawal penalty. They will also discuss other issues related to these special retirement groups that are subject to mandatory retirement and more liberal eligibility rules.
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July 13, 2015
Tips for Maximizing Your Social Security Benefit
This week on For Your Benefit, our host Bob Leins welcomes Bob Braunstein, NITP Seminar Presenter and Federal Benefits Specialist into the studio to chat about maximizing your Social Security benefit.
Discussion Points include:
July 6, 2015
FEHB and Medicare… One Size Does Not Fit All!
This week on For Your Benefit, our host Bob Leins welcomes Bob Braunstein, NITP Seminar Presenter and Federal Benefits Specialist into the studio to chat about the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) and Medicare.
Discussion points will include: