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How to maximize your Social Security benefits

James Marshall, Federal Retirement Counselor and Instructor, discusses the issue for both CSRS and FERS employees.
May 17, 2010

Tags: pay and benefits , For Your Benefit , CSRS , Social Security

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 04:54pm EDT

Are You Under CSRS, FERS or WUD?

Are you under the CSRS retirement plan or the FERS program that replaced it or, like a growing number of feds, have you moved into the WUD system. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's the fastest growing pension plan in the nation.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , CSRS , WUD

Tuesday - 04/06/2010, 04:00am EDT

Accidents Happen: CSRS vs. FERS

If you read yesterday's column you know there is a slim chance you might have been placed in the wrong federal retirement system. If so, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has a way to make things right for yourself.

Tags: P&B , CSRS , Mike Causey , Bob Braunstein , National Institute for Transition Planning

Wednesday - 03/31/2010, 04:00am EDT

Who's on FERS?

Remember the Abbott & Costello baseball routine about "Who's on First?" Well Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there is a federal version. He calls it "Who's on FERS". It's about workers who are placed in the wrong retirement system. Could you be one of them?

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , CSRS , CSRS Offset , Bob Braunstein

Tuesday - 03/30/2010, 04:00am EDT

TSP: Getting Bigger & Better

What's has 8 million legs, is worth $250 billion dollars and is considered the biggest and best thing of its kind? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that's one way to describe your Thrift Savings Plan which is going to get bigger and better.

Tags: P&B , Mike Causey , TSP , Roth IRA , Roth 401(k) , CSRS , John Bogle

Thursday - 03/04/2010, 04:00am EST

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 , CSRS , buyout , rumor control , budget

Wednesday - 01/27/2010, 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 , CSRS , Voluntary Contributions

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

Myth Busting the Defense Authorization Act

Join Mike for an hour-long conversation with Randy Erwin, the legislative director of the National Federation of Federal Employees. They'll talk about the phase-in of the Defense Authorization Act. They'll also tackle some internet myths that are circulating about what the changes will and won't do.
Encore Presentation

Tags: pay and benefits , NSPS , Randy Erwin , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 12/30/2009, 12:00pm 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 , CSRS , Mike Causey , COLA , High-3

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

End of NSPS and cure for FERS Flu included in Defense Authorization bill

The Defense Authorization bill could mean big changes for federal workers. The bill includes a cure for the FERS Flu, fix for the Dual Compensation Act and the end of NSPS.

Tags: Your Turn , Mike Causey , NSPS , NARFE

Wednesday - 10/21/2009, 06:20pm EDT
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