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Is Your Pension a Target?

Is your federal retirement program the bull's eye in a bigger target? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says January is traditionally the time when wild rumors circulate. Mostly nothing happens but this time, he says, keep one eye open... just in case.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , FERS , buyout , rumor control , budget

Wednesday - 01/27/2010, 04:00am EST

Retirees $250 Tax Credit

If you have retired from the government you may be eligible for a $250 federal tax credit. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains how it works and how to apply for it. And if you're still working, pass this on to a retired colleague.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , tax credit , Social Security

Friday - 01/15/2010, 04:00am EST

Your 2010 Lucky Numbers

January always means some new numbers for members of the federal family. Today Senior Correspondent Mike Causey talks about two of the most important numbers you need to know.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , FERS , Voluntary Contributions

Wednesday - 01/06/2010, 04:00am EST

So, Who Drew the Short Straw?

Do the new benefits approved for FERS employees give them a better deal than their older colleagues under the CSRS retirement plan? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asked readers and he got an earful.

Tags: P&B , FERS , Mike Causey , COLA , High-3

Monday - 11/09/2009, 04:00am EST

New Benefits: Good News, Bad News

Millions of current and former federal workers will benefit from the benefit changes effective with the new Defense Authorization Act, but many millions more will be left out in the cold because they left government before the bill became law. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the numbers.

Tags: P&B , FERS flu , transitioning to retirement , COLA , Mike Causey

Tuesday - 11/03/2009, 04:00am EST

Sick Leave Phase In...

The good news is that Congress has given federal workers a major financial incentive to save their sick leave. But, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey say the bad news is that a full cure for the so-called FERS flu is still years away...

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , FERS flu , NSPS , 2010 Defense Authorization Bill

Tuesday - 10/13/2009, 04:00am EDT

FERS Flu and Fighter Jets

What do nuclear submarines or legacy jet fighters have to do with the plan to give FERS employees a major incentive to save their sick leave? Well, there is a link, according to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, who says that Congress sometimes works in strange ways.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , FERS flu , retirement , sick leave , COLAs ,

Wednesday - 10/07/2009, 11:02am EDT

Big Bucks Wish List

When Congress passed the Tobacco bill, many federal and postal workers and retirees got short-changed because it moved so quickly. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says they have a fighting chance to recoup some of those losses in the pending Defense Authorization battle between the House and Senate.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , FERS , locality pay , retirement benefits , silver tsunami , Tobacco Bill , defense budget

Monday - 09/14/2009, 04:00am EDT

Going Part-Time Into Retirement

Most people look forward to retiring but a lot of people don't like the idea of going cold turkey. For them the option to phase out on a part-time basis would be ideal. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it may happen.

Tags: P&B , High-3 , FERS , Mike Causey , Mongolian death worm

Wednesday - 08/05/2009, 04:00am EDT

It's Quiz Time: Stump Your Carpool Chumps!

Are you working longer than you intended? Is your retirement date moving further into the future? How much do you know about the demographics of retirement. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has a fiendishly clever quiz you should take.

Tags: P&B , POP QUIZ , retirement , CRS , FERS , facts and figures , Mike Causey

Monday - 08/03/2009, 04:00am EDT
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