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Scrambling your retirement nest egg, again ...

For the ninth time in 19 years and the second time in 13 months, the government has run out of authority to borrow. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains what that means for your Thrift Savings Plan account.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , TSP , retirement

Tuesday - 03/17/2015, 03:00am EDT

How can Social Security add GREEN to your retirement cash flow?

Lester Austin, retired senior public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, answerS your Social Security and retirement questions.
March 16, 2015

Tags: retirement , Social Security , Social Security Administration , Lester Austin , file and suspend , windfall elimination provision , Bob Leins , John Elliott , NITP

Monday - 03/16/2015, 08:07pm EDT
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Julia Ziegler, Web Manager, Federal News Radio

Nobody likes inflation. But when inflation is low, the cost of living adjustments (COLAs) for federal retirees are small, too. At this near mid-point in the fiscal year, it looks like COLAs are going to be pretty skimpy once again. Lots of people are sounding off about it at Federal News Radio.com. Web manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some of your comments.

Tags: Julia Ziegler , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , COLA , workforce ,

Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:32am EDT
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The pay raise vs. the COLA gap is real!!!

The only good news -- so far -- for retirees is that the COLA escalator only goes in one direction. That is up, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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

Monday - 03/16/2015, 03:00am EDT

Don't drink the proverbial Kool-Aid just yet!

Did you hear Congress was contemplating a 8.7 percent pay cut to federal employees earning more than $100,000 a year? Don't pack your bags just yet, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay cut , pay , Congress

Friday - 03/13/2015, 03:00am EDT

Four bills that could affect your federal job, salary

The 114th Congress has introduced numerous bills, many of which directly target the federal workforce. Here are four recently introduced bills that, if they become law, could affect your job and paycheck.

Tags: Congress , workforce , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 10:44am EDT

TSP: Should you take a risk or play it safe?

Host Mike Causey and financial planner Arthur Stein will discuss different investment strategies for the Thrift Savings Plan, and what you can do to make sure you have enough saved for retirement.
March 11, 2015

Tags: Arthur Stein , Arthur Stein Financial LLC , TSP , G Fund , C Fund , S Fund , I Fund , retirement , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 07:00pm EDT
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The high-five you don't want to get, or Naked at the office

Many feds dream of the day they'll be able to retire. But Congress may have plans to make that dream something of a nightmare, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , retirement , Congress

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 03:00am EDT

The new Congress

Ken Gold, director of the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, will give his thoughts on some of the issues that Congress will be addressing over the next few months.
March 9, 2015

Tags: For Your Benefit , 2015 Congress , Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , Government Affairs Institute , Georgetown University , sequestration , defense spending , tax reform , entitlement reform , Ken Gold

Monday - 03/09/2015, 08:47pm EDT

The new Congress

Ken Gold, the director of the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, discusses the outlook for federal employees in the light what the 114th Congress might likely do.

Tags: Bob Leins , Tammy Flanagan , For Your Benefit , Ken Gold , Government Affairs Institute , Georgetown University , sequester , federal budget , discretionary spending

Monday - 03/09/2015, 10:08am EDT
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