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House bill would let federal law-enforcement officers access retirement funds early

A bipartisan House bill would reform federal tax law so that federal law-enforcement officers and firefighters can access funds from their 401(k)-style Thrift Savings Plans when they're eligible to retire without facing a penalty. Jon Adler, national president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, called the current situation "one of those glaring inequities that needed to be addressed and fixed."

Tags: workforce , TSP , retirement , FLEOA , Jon Adler , Dave Reichert , Bill Pascrell , Jack Moore , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 01:22pm EDT
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Financial literacy: what does it mean to me?

Hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan answer listeners' questions relating to finances and retirement.
May 26, 2014 (This show originally aired on May 5, 2014)

Tags: For Your Benefit , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , TSP , Social Security , financial literacy , retirement , high 3

Monday - 05/26/2014, 12:06pm EDT
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Buyouts and bats: Endangered species?

Remember when you were a kid driving to or from vacation, and you kept asking are we there yet? Now you're an adult civil servant and the question du jour is: Where are the buyouts? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , buyouts

Friday - 05/23/2014, 02:00am EDT

What's the latest on Capitol Hill?

NARFE's Chris Farrell joins host Mike Causey to talk about some of the bills introduced in Congress that affect federal workers.
May 21, 2014

Tags: Congress , COLAs , budget battle , Chris Farrell , NARFE , retirement benefits , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 05:43pm EDT
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Federal quiz clue: Marilyn's toes

Think you are pretty smart? Could you make it on Jeopardy? Try out our numbers game to test your quiz IQ, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

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Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 02:00am EDT

Guess who's going up 1.35 percent?

Guess who is getting a 1.35 percent increase next year? If you work for Uncle Sam, count yourself out. You're looking at, maybe, 1 percent. The lucky people are retirees whose increases are linked to inflation -- not politics, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report ,

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 02:00am EDT

How to prepare for life transitions

Life coach Patti Hudson offers some suggestions on how to deal with career changes and other life transitions.
May 19, 2014

Tags: life transitions , career transition , retirement transition , Patti Hudson , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 05/19/2014, 08:22pm EDT
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TSP -- room for a LOT more customers?

What would it mean to the federal-military investors in the Thrift Savings Plan if everybody in the country were allowed to join up? Nobody knows for sure, but higher fees, for everybody, would seem to be a likely outcome, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , retirement , TSP , Marco Rubio , Kim Weaver

Monday - 05/19/2014, 02:00am EDT

Phased retirement: 49 and 1/2 shades of gray

What's maybe going to top the summer must-read list for federal workers? It's one of the hottest topics in government: phased retirement. Coming soon, we think, to a cubicle near you, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , retirement , phased retirement , OPM

Friday - 05/16/2014, 02:00am EDT

Hunting season on feds extended, expanded

The long hunting season on federal bureaucrats just got longer -- and with an expanded range of targets: Including your retirement plan and your boss's job security, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 02:00am EDT
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