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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

Tags: For Your Benefit , NITP , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Mike Causey , pay and benefits , retirement , FEHBP , open season

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 04:46pm EDT
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Federal/Social Security COLA Stalling?

Federal, military and Social Security retirees were delighted last month when it appeared they were on track for a January cost of living adjustment of around 3.3 percent, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says living costs are down, believe it or not, and the COLA may be in danger of stalling.

Tags: Social Security , retirement , FERS , Mike Causey , Federal Report , CPI , chained CPI , BLS , pay and benefits

Monday - 07/18/2011, 02:01am EDT

What does a Chained Consumer Price Index mean for COLAs?

A reduced COLA may be part of the debt ceiling negotiations. Arthur Stein is a certified financial planner and he tells you what you need to prepare for.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , Arthur Stein , retirement , debt

Friday - 07/15/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Retiree COLA doesn't keep pace with medical inflation

SPC certified financial planner Arthur Stein tells us how much more you could be looking at in your wallet.

Tags: Arthur Stein , pay and benefits , retirement

Friday - 07/01/2011, 12:29pm EDT
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Retirees Eye 3.5 Percent Raise!

With 4-months to go in the cost of living adjustment countdown, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey reports federal, military and Social Security retirees are in line for a 3.5 percent raise. What has to happen between now and October?

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey ,

Friday - 06/17/2011, 04:00am EDT

Retiree/Social Security COLAs Next Target?

People who get civil service, military or Social Security retirement benefits are in line for a cost of living adjustment next year in the 3 percent range. But will Congress try to freeze, lower or delay that long-awaited COLA? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's happened before....

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , Social Security , retirement , Your Turn

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 04:00am EDT

Your Threat Level: Pretty Darn High!

The all-important pay and benefits package of federal and postal workers, and retirees, is under attack as never before. And while it is way too soon to panic, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you need to run down a checklist to see where things are. We've got a team of experts standing by.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , high 5 , pay raise , pay freeze , TSP , diet COLA

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 04:00am EDT

The High-5 Monster Under Feds' Beds

Even the most rational, self-controlled federal and postal workers sometimes have nightmares about their jobs. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says chief among them is the fear that Uncle Sam is going to change the rules, drastically reducing lifetime retirement payments.

Tags: retirement , high 5 , high 3 , benefits , pay and benefits , Congress , Mike Causey

Friday - 05/06/2011, 02:01am EDT

3 Year Pay Freeze is the Good News?

Did you ever think you'd live (and work) long enough to the point where a pay freeze of "only" 3 years would come across as good news? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says these may be the good old days right now.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , pay freeze ,

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 04:00am EDT

Tiny Bubbles are Back in the COLA

Federal and military retirees have been on a no-calorie diet for the past two years. But they may be in line for a cost of living adjustment in January 2012. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey crunches the numbers.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , CSRS , FERS

Monday - 04/18/2011, 04:00am EDT
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