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Surviving 2015: What are the odds?

Will the federal pay raise be 1.3 percent or 3.8 percent or something higher or lower -- or nothing at all? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , COLA , pay raise ,

Wednesday - 02/25/2015, 03:00am EST

Tax savings now and during the year

Tax and estate planning attorney Tom O'Rourke joins host Bob Leins to answer your questions about tax shelters, the TSP, the Roth TSP, and the Section 529 plan.
February 23, 2015

Tags: federal retirement , Tom ORourke , Miles and Stockbridge PC , tax shelters , TSP , Roth TSP , IRA , Roth IRA , Section 529 , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit , NITP

Monday - 02/23/2015, 05:53pm EST
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The mysteries of estate planning

Host Mike Causey is joined by estate planner Tom O'Rourke who will discuss what you need to do to make sure your estate is in order.
February 18, 2015

Tags: retirement , estate planning , Tom ORourke , Miles and Stockbridge PC , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 06:50pm EST

Wanted: You. Dead or alive!

Estate planning is not fun and it can be somewhat grim. But the only thing worse than doing it now is not doing it, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , retirement , FERS , CSRS

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 03:00am EST

Medicare enrollment: A complex landscape

Federal benefits specialist Bob Braunstein joins host Bob Leins to discuss Medicare enrollment and whether it is an option for you.
February 16, 2015

Tags: Bob Leins , Bob Braunstein , Medicare , Medicare Cost Plans , FEHB , open season , Medicare Part B , For Your Benefit

Monday - 02/16/2015, 08:45pm EST
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The importance of being you

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says one of the benefits of being a big-time Washington-based columnist is learning from the best and brightest -- namely his readers.

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Friday - 02/13/2015, 03:00am EST

The politics of feds

Janet Kopenhaver, Washington representative for the group Federally Employed Women, joins host Mike Causey to discuss the political leanings of federal workers.

Tags: Janet Kopenhaver , Federally Employed Women , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 05:49pm EST

Laura Miller, Senior Military Sociologist, RAND Corporation

The Defense Department provides a number of programs to support military families. One program focuses on spouses, who face a number of challenges in developing a career. The My Career Advancement Account is designed to help military spouses further their education, and secure better employment. But a new study shows only one in five spouses uses the program. Laura Miller, a senior military sociologist at the RAND Corporation, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on MyCAA, and why it's not more widely used.

Tags: Laura Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , RAND Corporation , MyCAA , DoD ,

Tuesday - 02/10/2015, 09:53am EST
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Oil, interest rates and political risk, oh my!

Certified financial planner Kristina E.M. Sturgis joins hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan for a discussion on investing during rising volatility.
February 9, 2015

Tags: investment advice , investments , Kristina Sturgis , Valenstein and Patterson , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , TSP , financial planning , G Fund , For Your Benefit , NITP

Monday - 02/09/2015, 07:21pm EST
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Politics, the Goldilocks Rule and you

Are federal and postal unions that represent most government workers suffering political tunnel vision? Or are they doing the right/smart thing by helping friends (some friendlier than others) and ignoring or blasting foes real and perceived foes? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders.

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Monday - 02/09/2015, 03:00am EST
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