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Retirement News

Double-check your financial planning checklist

Certified Financial Planner Nick Onder answers your questions on how to put together a financial checklist.
February 4, 2013

Monday - 02/04/2013, 10:38pm EST
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Furloughs, paychecks & pensions

By now, most federal workers know that should there be a furlough it will mean a 20 percent pay cut. But are their retirement benefits in danger too? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says not to worry.

Monday - 02/04/2013, 02:00am EST

Social Security and retirement

Lester Austin, public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, takes your calls and email questions.
January 28, 2013

Monday - 01/28/2013, 10:49pm EST
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20 percent pay cut in the cards?

Many federal workers, fed up with pay freezes and budget teasers, are hoping for a buyout that will let them depart with a cash bonus. But in reality most feds are more likely to get a pay cut than a buyout, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 02:00am EST

GOP wants budget; Schumer warns they will get one

Democrats are looking to make new revenue part of the Senate's first budget in almost four years, which will be released soon after the start of President Barack Obama's second term.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 04:19am EST

Government shutdown and the G Fund

Just about every federal investor knows that the super-safe, never-has-a-bad day Treasury securities G Fund is the place to be when times are tough, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But what happens if Uncle Sam loses the ability to borrow in order to pay off debts? Where should G Fund investors go?

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 02:00am EST

Government shutdown, furloughs, and more

Janet Kopenhaver from Federally Employed Woman and Federal Times Senior Writer Sean Reilly, join host Mike Causey to talk about what would happen if the federal government were to shut down.
January 16, 2013

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 07:55pm EST
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The "state" of the estate tax

Host Bob Leins talks about the new federal estate tax law and other estate tax issues with attorney Marc Levine.
January 14, 2013

Monday - 01/14/2013, 08:31pm EST
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Nest egg blueprint: Measure twice, cut once

Thousands of feds who bailed out of the TSP stock funds during the depths of the recession are now wondering whether they should come back and if so how. For a look at what might have been, and what you can still do, check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report.

Friday - 01/11/2013, 02:00am EST

Investing via rearview mirror

While most of us invest for the future, the majority of people chart their course by looking backward, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So how's that working out for you?

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 02:00am EST

Are happy days here again for the TSP?

Financial planner Arthur Stein, will answer your questions about the Thrift Savings Plan, and give advice on what you should be doing with your TSP accounts.
January 9, 2013

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 07:07pm EST
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Piece-of-cake advice for million-dollar nest egg: Just buy low and sell high!

Turning your Thrift Savings Plan into a million-dollar nest egg is simple enough. Invest as much as you can to get the government match and then be sure to buy low (when the market has hit bottom) and be prepared to sell high (when it's peaked). How do you do that? Read Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report for more.

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 02:00am EST

Life after retirement, sex after marriage?

Since the dawn of civilization, mankind (and womankind too) has been vexed by two burning questions: Is there sex after marriage and is their life after retirement? For the correct answer check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report today.

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 02:00am EST

The TSP in 2013

Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan host a round table discussion of the Thrift Savings Plan and what's ahead for the TSP this year.
January 7, 2013

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 12:22am EST
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December sees fewer feds retiring

Fewer federal employees filed for retirement in December than in any other month in 2012, according to the Office of Personnel Management. Even with the fewer than expected number of claims, however, the agency failed to meet its goal of processing 11,500 claims, instead clocking in just 10,454.

Monday - 01/07/2013, 03:05pm EST

The best date to retire and more

Host Mike Causey is joined by Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan, hosts of Federal News Radio's For Your Benefit program. They will talk about how you can plan your retirement to maximize your benefits.
January 2, 2013

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 10:01pm EST
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New Year's retirement tsunami headed our way?

What's your worst nightmare? How about Dracula, Frankenstein and Nick Nolte appearing in your bedroom? Or is it the long-predicted retirement tsunami? Because maybe, after 13 years of building up, it's on its way, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 02:00am EST

Worry, Yes. Panic, Not So Much...

For years, politicians from both parties have threatened to trim federal benefits, like retirement and health insurance, but nothing has happened. In today's guest column, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks benefits expert John Grobe to talk about the history and future of federal benefits.

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 02:14am EST

House OKs federal pension hike as part of fiscal-cliff alternative

The House approved a bill Thursday requiring federal employees to contribute more toward their retirement as part of a broader deal to avert the the so-called fiscal cliff. The 2012 Spending Reduction Act is nearly identical to a measure passed by the House last spring.

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 07:12pm EST

New retiree diet: 99 ways to serve Hamburger Helper

If Congress and the White House change the yardstick used to measure inflation, will retirees barely notice or will they have to go on a diet of Hamburger Helper and Ramen Noodles? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more.

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 02:00am EST
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