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To COLA or not to COLA...

Are you better off financially slogging it to work or sleeping in five days a week? Some people say that all things considered they would be better off as a retiree than as an office serf. So do the math, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Federal Report , pay and benefits , COLA , benefits , retirement

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 02:00am EST

2011: A wash for feds

For most of this year federal workers, postal employees and retirees have been running scared. The issue has been trying to figure out what Congress and the White House could and would do to them, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The bottom line, after all that fear and pain, is nothing. At least so far...

Tags: Federal Report , pay and benefits , Congress

Tuesday - 12/27/2011, 02:00am EST

A big holiday thanks to federal workers

Whatever your reason for working this holiday weekend, be assured that Senior Correspondent Mike Causey feels your pain, but thankfully from afar.

Tags: Federal Report , pay and benefits , Christmas , New Years

Monday - 12/26/2011, 02:00am EST

Gifts: What would Justin Bieber do?

If you work for Uncle Sam and you plan on buying your boss a holiday gift, think cheap. And if a contractor tries to shower you with goodies either say no, or get a copy of "Prison For Dummies."

Tags: Federal Report , pay and benefits , Justin Bieber , workforce , gift ban

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 02:00am EST

How's your TSP doing?

Host Mike Causey will talk about the Thrift Savings Plan with Tom Trabucco, director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. Also on the show - CBS Moneywatch's Allan Roth.
December 21, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , Your Turn with Mike Causey , Tom Trabucco , Federal Thrift Investment Board , TSP , Allan Roth , CBS Marketwatch , retirement , retirement benefits , retirement planning

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 07:19pm EST

The secrets of well-endowed feds

Do you know any well-endowed feds? You know people who have more than it takes? So how did they get that way? Check out Mike Causey's Federal Report and learn the secrets of the masters.

Tags: Federal Report , pay and benefits , benefits , TSP , Tom Trabucco , John Bogle

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 02:00am EST

Top 10 Mike Causey columns of 2011

What were the most popular columns from this year? Here they are listed for you!

Tags: 2011 and Beyond , pay and benefits ,

Monday - 12/19/2011, 01:07pm EST

Inflation down but COLA is steady

Inflation dropped last month but that won't have any impact on the 3.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment coming to retired feds in a couple of weeks. But some will get more than others.

Tags: Federal Report , retirement , pay and benefits , benefits , COLA , Social Security

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 02:00am EST

Send in the clowns ... never mind they're here!

Did it ever occur to you that the well known "Mess In Washington" may partially be your fault. As in, who represents you in the House and Senate, and how did they get here, Senior Correspondent Mike ponders.

Tags: Federal Report , pay and benefit , Congress

Monday - 12/19/2011, 02:00am EST

Your "ClusterFlux" GPS

According to some experts, the ancient Mayans played soccer with human heads. We know for a fact that politicians play chicken with paychecks as in your paycheck, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , shutdown , Federal Report , pay and benefits

Friday - 12/16/2011, 02:00am EST
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