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22,001 reasons for cash stash

Most financial gurus recommend we all have an emergency cash stash for a rainy day. For federal workers and federal contractors, that could be sooner rather than later thanks to possible furloughs and a tidal wave of retirements, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , pay and benefits ,

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 02:00am EST

Furloughs vs. buyouts

Are you sick of hearing the F-word coming out of Washington? Would you offer yourself up as buyout bait? If the answer to either is yes, check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report for the latest forecast.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , buyouts , furloughs , sequestration

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 02:00am EST

Feds retire in droves in January

Federal employees retired in droves last month, with more than 22,000 filing retirement claims with the Office of Personnel Management -- about about 1,000 more than OPM expected. The agency processed 12,527 retirement claims last month, also beating its projections.

Tags: OPM , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 08:13pm EST

Double-check your financial planning checklist

Certified Financial Planner Nick Onder answers your questions on how to put together a financial checklist.
February 4, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , financial planning , Nick Onder , Edward Jones , financial checklist , estate planning , life insurance , disability insurance , healthcare plan , umbrella policy , long term care insurance , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 02/04/2013, 10:38pm EST
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Furloughs, paychecks & pensions

By now, most federal workers know that should there be a furlough it will mean a 20 percent pay cut. But are their retirement benefits in danger too? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says not to worry.

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Monday - 02/04/2013, 02:00am EST

Social Security and retirement

Lester Austin, public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, takes your calls and email questions.
January 28, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , Social Security , Social Security Administration , Bob Leins , John Elliott , Lester Austin , For Your Benefit

Monday - 01/28/2013, 10:49pm EST
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20 percent pay cut in the cards?

Many federal workers, fed up with pay freezes and budget teasers, are hoping for a buyout that will let them depart with a cash bonus. But in reality most feds are more likely to get a pay cut than a buyout, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , buyouts , pay and benefits , workforce

Monday - 01/28/2013, 02:00am EST

GOP wants budget; Schumer warns they will get one

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Monday - 01/21/2013, 04:19am EST

Government shutdown and the G Fund

Just about every federal investor knows that the super-safe, never-has-a-bad day Treasury securities G Fund is the place to be when times are tough, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But what happens if Uncle Sam loses the ability to borrow in order to pay off debts? Where should G Fund investors go?

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , pay and benefits , TSP , debt limit , G Fund

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 02:00am EST

The "state" of the estate tax

Host Bob Leins talks about the new federal estate tax law and other estate tax issues with attorney Marc Levine.
January 14, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , estate planning , Marc Levine , Handler-Levine , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit

Monday - 01/14/2013, 08:31pm EST
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