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Feds at the Spear Point

If the swine flu goes pandemic, many of the first-responders will be federal and military personnel.

Tags: P&B , first responders

Thursday - 04/30/2009, 04:00am EDT

From Outhouse to In-house

The Obama administration plan to federalize more jobs, according to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, is a potential double-edged sword for current feds.

Tags: P&B , outsourcing , DoD , defense budget

Monday - 04/13/2009, 04:00am EDT

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

When it comes to a relationship, the only thing tougher than going into one is getting out of one. In both situations your sanity, and your financial well being, can take a pounding unless you follow the advice in Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column today.

Tags: P&B , Rebecca Schreiber , divorce planning

Tuesday - 04/07/2009, 04:00am EDT

A Smoking Hot Deal For Feds

A bill that would boost federal retirement benefits and give workers new TSP investment options is halfway home but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the hard part is still ahead.

Tags: P&B , Tobacco Bill , FERS flu , FMA , NTEU , NARFE , AFGE ,

Friday - 04/03/2009, 04:00am EDT

Investing Genius: No Big Deal!

What does Michelangelo's statue of David have to do with your Thrift Savings Plan? Perhaps more than you think. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey thinks he's found the missing link to easy, smart investing.

Tags: P&B , investing ,

Tuesday - 03/24/2009, 04:00am EDT

World's Best, Feds-Only CD!

If you could find a certificate of deposit paying 3.875 percent in these times of low inflation you would jump on it, right? Well there is such a critter and Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's available only to a select group of long-time federal workers.

Tags: P&B , CDs , Voluntary Contributions , CSRS ,

Wednesday - 03/18/2009, 04:00am EDT

COLA: A Fast-Moving Target

In January federal workers complained because the pay raise they got was so much smaller than the inflation-driven cost of living adjustment for retired feds. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says times have changed, because 2010 could be the year without a COLA.

Tags: P&B , COLA , pay raise , retirees ,

Tuesday - 03/17/2009, 04:00am EDT

Contractors: From Valley Forge to the Pentagon

Some experts say there are now six federal contractors for every federal employee. So is that a bad thing? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has another take on the issue.

Tags: P&B , A-76 , contracing , inherently governmental

Wednesday - 03/11/2009, 04:00am EDT

Down And Out At GS-15

Given the job market and the state of the economy, how do you think the average American feels about federal workers who are "stuck" in a steady job paying only $153,200 per year. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says he feels everybody's pain.

Tags: P&B , Carol Bonosaro , pay cap

Thursday - 02/19/2009, 04:00am EST

Big Time Changes In Your TSP

Tags: P&B , Roth IRA , domestic partner benefits ,

Monday - 06/01/2009, 04:00am EDT
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