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5:08 pm, April 18, 2015

Mike Causey's Federal Report

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Your TSP: Is there action after retirement?

Many retirees with Thrift Savings Plan accounts wonder why they can't continue to invest in it. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the answer.

Friday - 04/17/2015, 03:00am EDT

Fed tax deadbeats. Off with their W-2s!!!

Congress has been making a lot of noise about targeting tax deadbeats in the federal workforce. But what about those tax delinquents in their own ranks or White House staffers? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 03:00am EDT

Long-term care: Who, when, why?

Death and taxes are inevitable and not particularly fun to contemplate. But have you given any thought to long-term care? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. That can be scary too.

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 03:00am EDT

The millionaires (TSP) among you

Who are the feds who have $1 million or more in their Thrift Savings Plans? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it could be that person sitting next to you in your carpool.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 06:02am EDT

Who's the TSP's $4 million mystery man/woman?

Having a $1 million nest egg is something that a lot of federal and postal workers have learned is possible through investing smartly in their Thrift Savings Plan accounts. A growing number of them (4,167 to be precise) now have million-dollar-plus account balances, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Monday - 04/13/2015, 02:59am EDT

Surviving at the bottom of a legislative volcano

Being a fed is like living in a nudist colony at the base of a dormant but still active volcano. Or being in an all-glass group house. The scenery is great, but you never know who or what's out there, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Friday - 04/10/2015, 02:27am EDT

War of the Worlds: Gen X vs. Millennials

Whether you are about to turn 24 or are one of the many feds still working into their 80s, you have a stake in the next generation of civil servants, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Thursday - 04/09/2015, 03:00am EDT

The Young and Restless: In your office

Who are millennials and why is the federal government expending so much energy in trying to woo them to the civil service? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has some answers.

Wednesday - 04/08/2015, 03:00am EDT

Doomsday: Will you be on the bus or under it?

People always seem to be predicting doom and gloom. But, after one look at what lawmakers have in store for federal employees in their budget plans, some feds are starting to prepare for the worst, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 03:00am EDT

Spring break for feds

It's spring break for federal workers and retirees, mainly because Congress is out of town, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:00am EDT

Your TSP account: By the numbers

The Thrift Savings Plan is on a roll and Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has got all the details.

Friday - 04/03/2015, 03:00am EDT

Pension envy impacts mixed marriages

While it's not quite as tragic as "Romeo and Juliet", marriages between feds with one in the CSRS retirement plan and the other in FERS can be a tricky thing, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Thursday - 04/02/2015, 03:00am EDT

No more fireproof feds

Members of Congress are pursuing legislation that would make it easier to fire federal employees for misconduct or malfeasance. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the lawmakers are focusing on career civil servants, namely members of the Senior Executive Service.

Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 03:00am EDT

Feeling lonely? Defense by the numbers

Do you know how many fellow federal workers live in your city, your congressional district or your state? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you probably don't, but you should take comfort in knowing that you're most likely not alone.

Tuesday - 03/31/2015, 03:00am EDT

'Self plus one' offers premium break for two-person families

It's always good to know your options, especially when it comes to figuring out your health insurance premiums next year, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Monday - 03/30/2015, 03:00am EDT

Pay, pension and TSP 'take-aways' you didn't order

In England and in some parts of this country, a "take away" is when you order a popular fast food and take it home with you. In Washington "take away" is the legislative-political equivalent of bend-over-and-smile-this-is-going-to-hurt-you-more-than-me, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Friday - 03/27/2015, 02:00am EDT

Abolish the IRS. What a great idea

In 18th century Paris, the cry "off with their heads" was directed mainly at aristocrats, many of whom had been living a little too high off the hog. In 21st century Washington, folks nominated for the chop are guilty of one heinous crime. They are taxpayers who also happen to work for the Internal Revenue Service, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 02:00am EDT

Federal retirement: When, where, why?

Does your retirement game plan have an end date? Have you figured out what you will do with 100 percent more leisure time, asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 02:00am EDT

Danger pay for feds: Why not?

Instead of a federal pay cut, politicians might want to think about giving hazard pay to lots of government workers, many of which have dangerous jobs, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 02:00am EDT

Tax free retirement sound good?

It's tough enough figuring out how much you're going to get from your federal pension, but what states are going to benefit you the most in your retirement years? Before you pack your bags, see what Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has to say.

Monday - 03/23/2015, 03:00am EDT
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