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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.

Tags: Mike Causey , TSP , millionaires , retirement , pay and benefits

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

Back when men were men...

Washington got its first big (for us) snowfall this week and, again, it turned once real men into mice, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So why does this happen year after year?

Tags: Mike Causey , snow day

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 02:00am EST

Harry Reid, John Boehner or Lindsay Lohan? Your call

Looking for action, drama and excitement in your life? Forget about Congress this year because you'll get more information and action watching "The Real Housewives of Orange County" on TV, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , workforce

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 02:00am 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.

Tags: Mike Causey , Congress , workforce , pay and benefits

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

The end is near ... again

A wise IRS employee, who is also a movie buff and student of life in government, says that every federal employee should see the classic film, Casablanca. The one where the police chief tells his men, with a wink and a nod, to round up the usual suspects. Seeing the movie should calm down some people who are currently very nervous in the civil service, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 02:00am 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.

Tags: Mike Causey , Congress , budget , pay and benefits , health care , benefits , TSP , G-fund , House Budget Committee

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.

Tags: Mike Causey , IRS , Ted Cruz , workforce

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.

Tags: Mike Causey , retirement , retirement savings , pay and benefits

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.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , pay , hazard pay , workforce ,

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

401(k) shakeup coming?

Federal and postal investors are entitled to feel a little bit smug as they follow what could be a landmark pension management case involving one of the nation's biggest firms. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says so can the people who set up and run the federal Thrift Savings Plan.

Tags: Mike Causey , 401(k) , TSP ,

Tuesday - 12/16/2014, 02:00am EST
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