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For TSP investments, most play it safe

Tom Trabucco of the Thrift Savings Plan joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss the latest items from the board meeting.

Monday - 10/18/2010, 08:00pm EDT
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Feds Only: a 3.125% CD

Do you remember the good old days of double-digit certificates of deposit? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that even in these lean times some long-time feds still have an exclusive investment option that beats the competition.

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 04:00am EDT

TSP Snapshot: September bounceback, and the C Fund, examined…

When it comes to the Thrift Savings Plan, feds are told that its always best to take the long-range view of this vehicle for your retirement savings. This was true for the month of September, as we learn in the latest edition of our monthly feature, "TSP Snapshot". Guest analyst Arthur Stein, a certified financial planner with SPC Financial in Rockville, says the keyword last month was "recovery". Also: a primer on the C Fund.

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 07:17am EDT
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Waiting For The Next FEHBP Surprise

Now that we know the FEHBP's 2011 premiums, feds are waiting for the next shoe to drop: what is going to happen to your deductibles, copayments and prescription drug schedules? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that's even more important than premiums themselves.

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 04:00am EDT

TSP numbers looking up in September

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 02:14pm EDT
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FEHB premiums to increase by 7.2 percent in 2011

OPM said the rise in costs is lower than the industry standard. Employees who choose family coverage will see an increase of $22.90 a month. Open season starts Nov. 8.

Friday - 10/01/2010, 06:19pm EDT

Inside Government - October 1st, 2010

Gracia Hillman
Commissioner, U.S. Election Assistance Commission
Dwight Bowman
AFGE 14th District National Vice President
Bill Fletcher
AFGE Field Services and Education Department Director
Mark Roth
Former AFGE General Counsel

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 04:23pm EDT
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Causey wary of 'socially responsible' TSP fund

The Federal Thrift Investment Board said it opposes the option for a new Thrift Savings Plan fund that one congressman is calling a "socially responsible" investment. Federal News Radio's Senior Correspondent Mike Causey is wary of the proposed fund. Hear his analysis.

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 05:25pm EDT
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More TSP Funds: Good Idea/Bad Idea?

If it rained two billion dollars in cash every month, would you want an umbrella or a bucket? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says most people, including some hungry mutual funds, pick the bucket!

Monday - 09/27/2010, 04:00am EDT

Seasonal TSP investing explored

A private company claims to have the secret for outperforming the TSP. We ask the TSP's Tom Trabucco for his opinion.

Friday - 09/24/2010, 10:41am EDT
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Inside Government - September 24th, 2010

U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.)
Ben Jealous
President & CEO, NAACP
Scott Paul
Executive Director, Alliance for American Manufacturing

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 06:03pm EDT
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Retirement, Income Tax Rates, Open Season, and More!

Join hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan as they welcome back Federal News Radio's very own Mike Causey.
September 27, 2010

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 04:46pm EDT
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Lame Ducks in Training

Remember a few years back when a congressional roadblock threatened to shutdown the government and furlough you without pay? Well, the same thing is happening this year except it is no problem and nobody is talking about shutdowns. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says timing is everything.

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 04:00am EDT

OPM and FEMA step up for management pilots

A deadline is nearing for federal labor managers. November first is when they are supposed to be up and running with Labor-Management Council Forums. Carol Bonasaro gives us an update

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Honey, They Shrunk Our FSA!

If you count on your flexible spending account to pay for uncovered medical bills and co-payments, you are going to need to tighten your belt. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says big changes are coming in the FSA program next year.

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 04:00am EDT

Budget top issue at TSP meeting

Tom Trabucco, Director of External Affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investments Board, joined Chris Dorobek on the Dorobek Insider.

Monday - 09/20/2010, 05:04pm EDT
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Uncle Sam's Spare Tire

Everybody knows the government is full of waste, duplication and has too many employees. Where we often disagree is just where that's at. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey thinks he's found the solution. Or not.

Monday - 09/20/2010, 04:00am EDT

Affordable Care expands coverage for the kids of feds

Word is spreading about who is, and isn't, covered under the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program now that President Obama has signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Ed Zurdorfer, a registered employee benefit consultant, explains how it works.

Friday - 09/17/2010, 10:30am EDT
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Inside Government - September 17th, 2010

Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.)
Author of "More Davids Than Goliaths: A Political Education"
John Wilson
Executive Director, National Education Association
Former Rep. Bob Edgar (D-Pa.)
President & CEO, Common Cause

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 04:20pm EDT
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Army rebuilding contracting workforce

The Army is trying to get the word out that it needs good people to help manage money. The lagging economy, stubborn unemployment and improved pay and benefits are helping to attract the next generation of acquisition professionals into the fold.

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 06:49am EDT
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