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Considerations for your ongoing financial planning

Joe Sullender, certified financial planner and senior vice president of investments of the Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, answers your financial planning questions.
September 29, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , financial planning , Joe Sullender , Wells Fargo Advisors , TSP , IRA , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 09/29/2014, 09:04pm EDT
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Pay, pensions, premiums. Going up!

Pay, pensions and health insurance premiums are all going up in the next several months. But definitely not at the same rate, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. White collar workers know what their January 2015 raise will be. But the cost of living adjustment for retirees is still to be decided, and new (and in some cases higher) health premiums will be unveiled in October.

Tags: Mike Causey , FEHB , health premiums , pay raise , COLA , pay and benefits , CalPERS

Monday - 09/29/2014, 02:00am EDT

Unsolved mysteries...like your COLA!

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know, do you believe our government is telling the truth or concealing details about some very important things, like retiree COLAs?

Tags: Mike Causey , CPI , COLA , Federal Report , pay and benefits

Friday - 09/26/2014, 02:00am EDT

Why it's important to check your TSP account before you really check out!

Nearly half of all Thrift Savings Plan participants close their accounts when they leave government. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains why.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , TSP , pay and benefits

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 02:00am EDT

Your incredible shrinking COLA

Federal retirees will soon know their cost of living adjustment for January 2015. The bad news is, it might be lower than they were hoping, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits , COLA , Bureau of Labor Statistics

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 02:00am EDT

Q&A: Phased Retirement

The Office of Personnel Management's final rule on phased retirement is out, and so is additional guidance for agencies. But questions still abound. Federal News Radio answers your most pressing questions on phased retirement, from eligibility to pay, and what took OPM so long.

Tags: phased retirement , Office of Personnel Management , pay and benefits , Shefali Kapadia ,

Friday - 08/08/2014, 02:33pm EDT

Join the government and become a millionaire?

Over the past several years, the number of federal workers will million-dollar Thrift Savings Plan accounts has jumped dramatically. That's due, no doubt, to the surging stock market, and some TSPers who stayed the course through tough times, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , TSP , pay and benefits ,

Friday - 09/19/2014, 02:00am EDT

Investments and the smell test

Some people go outside the TSP because they want to have a wider choice of investment options. Would you do the same? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits , TSP , Allan Roth

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 02:00am EDT

Archuleta studying best ways to ensure OPM continues HR evolution

Katherine Archuleta has spent her first few months as director at the Office of Personnel Management learning, listening and asking questions to figure out how to ensure continuous improvement. Archuleta said she expects a new plan to improve the agency's technology by the end of February.

Tags: Katherine Archuleta , OPM , workforce , human resources , retirement claims processing , Jason Miller , management , hiring reforms , exclusive

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 04:16am EST
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What's not to like about the TSP?

AARP financial writer Allan Roth joins host Mike Causey to talk about the thrift savings plan and what you should think about when considering an investment.
September 17, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , TSP , phased retirement , background checks , Allan Roth , AARP , CBS MoneyWatch.com , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 06:44pm EDT
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