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House committee OKs bill making TSP's L Funds the default for new hires

New Thrift Savings Plan participants would be automatically enrolled in an age-appropriate Lifecycle Fund -- instead of the G Fund -- under a bill set to be debated Wednesday by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The Smart Savings Act, introduced by the committee's chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), is supported by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Tags: TSP , retirement , House , Darrell Issa , Greg Long , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 04:14pm EDT

TSP Tip: Pain is a sign you are doing something right!

Here's a TSP tip for you: If it hurts when you invest, you must be doing something right. But be careful how you treat the pain, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. No pain, no gain may be more than just a slogan.

Tags: retirement , TSP , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 03:31am EDT

Estate planning and powers of attorney

Thomas J. O'Rourke, an attorney from Miles and Stockbridget, P.C., answer your calls and emails about estate planning, and changes in the laws governing powers of attorney.
March 10, 2014

Tags: estate planning , IRS , powers of attorney , Thomas J. ORourke , Miles and Stockbridge PC , federal pension , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 03/10/2014, 09:34pm EDT
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Good news, bad news, on the pay front

Looking for a bigger paycheck? If you work for Uncle Sam, there is good news, bad news and some bittersweet news, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , locality pay

Friday - 03/07/2014, 02:00am EST

Pentagon, Senate lawmakers already at odds over 2015 budget cuts

DoD's cost savings proposals for 2015 and beyond include something for every lawmaker to hate. The process of selling the budget on Capitol Hill officially kicked off Wednesday, and the reception was not exceptionally warm.

Tags: DoD , budget , Congress , Martin Dempsey , Robert Hale , Chuck Hagel , Senate Armed Services Committee , workforce , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 04:12am EST
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Pentagon seeks new out-of-pocket charges for TRICARE beneficiaries

Family members of active duty service members and military retirees would see new fees under the Defense Department's proposal to consolidate TRICARE plans, as part of the fiscal 2015 budget request sent to Congress Tuesday.

Tags: DoD , budget , TRICARE , Mark Ramsay , Robert Hale , workforce , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 03:51am EST
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White House budget aims to boost federal employee pay, training

The White House's fiscal 2015 budget proposal released Tuesday aims to boost funding for federal-employee training, which has been hard hit by across-the-board sequestration cuts in recent years. The budget also proposes a 1 percent pay increase for federal employees and leaves untouched federal retirement programs.

Tags: budget , OMB , 2015 budget , pay raise , workforce , FEHBP , FECA , NTEU , AFGE , NFFE

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 04:39pm EST

Strong stock market boosts TSP returns in February

After a rocky start to the year, fund performance for the Thrift Savings Plan rebounded last month. A strong February on Wall Street helped fuel across-the-board gains in all five of the TSP's regular funds, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Tags: TSP , FRTIB , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 11:14am EST

Financial awareness NOW!

Host Bob Leins and Certified Financial Planner Karen Schaeffer answer your calls and emails on what to do now to protect your financial assets in the future.
March 3, 2014

Tags: retirement , Bob Leins , Karen Schaeffer , Schaeffer Financial , financial plan , financial advice , financial planning , NITP , For Your Benefit

Monday - 03/03/2014, 08:41pm EST
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Monday quiz: Which feds are more equal than others?

How can three nearly identical feds the same age, same agency, same grade and same job get paychecks of different amounts? Hint: Some feds are more equal than others, Senior Correspondent MIke Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , workforce , Federal Report

Monday - 03/03/2014, 02:00am EST
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