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What's your number?

Even if your retirement plan consists of a couple of coin-filled Mason jars behind the refrigerator or buried in the back yard, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you should to take the numbers test.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , retirement , FERS , Tammy Flanagan , TSP , benefits

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40 minutes to a richer retirement

By picking the right date, federal employees can maximize their income for that year, minimize taxes for the following year and get the most money out of their unused annual leave, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , retirement , TSP , benefits , FERS , Tammy Flanagan

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 03:00am EDT

Tax-free government CD, or peel me another grape!

People under the old Civil Service Retirement System have a little-known perk called the Voluntary Contribution program. Lucky them, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , retirement , pay and benefits , Voluntary Contribution Program ,

Friday - 05/08/2015, 03:00am EDT

New board to advise OPM director on federal retirement plans

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta will appoint a board to make recommendations about and advise on issues affecting federal retirement plans.

Tags: OPM , Katherine Archuleta , Board of Actuaries of the Civil Service Retirement System , Oversight , retirement , FERS , CSRDF , pay and benefits , Federal Register , Michael OConnell , Gregory Kissel

Monday - 05/04/2015, 05:52pm EDT

Special savings plan for CSRS types

How would you like the option to amass a separate tax-free retirement fund in addition to the CSRS annuity you will get when you retire from government? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , retirement , pay and benefits

Monday - 05/04/2015, 03:00am EDT

Feds ride the money, benefits wave longer than expected

For many federal employees, retiring well after they become eligible makes more sense than retiring the minute they reach that benchmark. As part of Federal News Radio's special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave, Kim Weaver, the director of External Affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, explains her decision to hold off on jumping straight into life after federal service.

Tags: retirement , The Reverse Retirement Wave , special report , Kim Weaver , TSP , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , pay and benefits , FERS , Sean McCalley

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 09:55am EDT

CSRS people: Endangered species?

If there were an endangered species list for occupations, more than 300,000 federal workers would be on it. Senior correspondent Mike Causey has tracked them down.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , retirement , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 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.

Tags: Mike Causey , TSP , FERS , retirement , benefits , Mike Causeys Federal Report

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.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , FERS , retirement

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

TSP balance tops $113k: Are you smart, lucky or both?

When it comes to prepping for retirement, federal workers are doing much better than their private sector counterparts, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , TSP , retirement , FERS , pay and benefits

Monday - 03/02/2015, 03:00am EST
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