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Sequestration and your finances

Certified Financial Planner John Jilek answers your questions about how sequestration and furloughs would affect your TSP.
March 11, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , sequestration , furloughs , TSP , Bob Leins , John Elliott , John Jilek , Edward Jones , hardship withdrawals , For Your Benefit

Monday - 03/11/2013, 09:41pm EDT
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Upsurge in February retirements causes backlog to balloon

The number of federal employees filing retirement claims last month spiked to more than 20,000 -- nearly four times what the Office of Personnel Management projected, according to new OPM data released Tuesday.

Tags: OPM , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 04:48pm EST

TSP funds see small gains in February

The rate of growth in the Thrift Savings Plan funds slowed in February, with most funds posting lower gains compared to January.

Tags: TSP , pay & benefits , Michael OConnell

Monday - 03/04/2013, 05:54am EST

Sequestration and its impact on you

Washington attorney John Mahoney, and Federal Times writers Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly answer your questions about sequestration and furloughs.
February 20, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , sequestration , furloughs , budget debate , budget battle , TSP , unemployment , pay freeze , pension liability , John Mahoney , Sean Reilly , Stephen Losey , Federal Times , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 08:04pm EST
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Where to live in retirement and when to go

Gerontology professor and NITP presenter Dr. Michael Creedon answers your retirement questions.
February 18, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement planning , Michael Creedon , NITP , Bob Leins , John Elliott , Retirement Planning Services , For Your Benefit

Monday - 02/18/2013, 11:26pm EST
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Diet COLAs for everybody?

If you could pick any historical event to relive, it probably wouldn't be the maiden voyage of the Titanic that didn't go well. And now, 100 years later, federal, military and Social Security retirees are just becoming aware of a political iceberg that could punch a hole in their future benefits, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , COLA , chained CPI , Congress , sequestration , NARFE

Monday - 12/17/2012, 02:00am EST

Fed groups pounce on Obama's COLA-cutting proposal

In the latest proposals traded back and forth between the White House and Boehner, the President proposed changing the formula the Labor Department uses to measure inflation which would reduce annual COLAs for Social Security beneficiaries, including federal and military retirees. Federal-employee unions and groups remain worried the COLA proposals are still very much on the table.

Tags: Congress , John Boehner , Barack Obama , fiscal cliff , pay and benefits , benefits , COLA , chained CPI , Center for Budget and Policy Priorities

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 05:10pm EST

Compromise hits highest/lowest incomes

In the fiscal-cliff talks, it now appears that both sides have blinked. Republicans appear willing to accept some higher taxes and Democrats seem to have agreed that Social Security's growing costs must be curtailed. Slightly and slowly. So how will the proposals affect you? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column.

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

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 02:00am EST

New retiree diet: 99 ways to serve Hamburger Helper

If Congress and the White House change the yardstick used to measure inflation, will retirees barely notice or will they have to go on a diet of Hamburger Helper and Ramen Noodles? Check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's column for more.

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

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 02:00am EST

House OKs federal pension hike as part of fiscal-cliff alternative

The House approved a bill Thursday requiring federal employees to contribute more toward their retirement as part of a broader deal to avert the the so-called fiscal cliff. The 2012 Spending Reduction Act is nearly identical to a measure passed by the House last spring.

Tags: fiscal cliff , sequestration , pay and benefits , budget , FERS , Jack

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 07:12pm EST
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