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Phased retirement: Ready, set, go?

Do you dive headfirst into cold water? Maybe you prefer to ease into it. If so, you might feel the same way about retirement. For those "easing in" kind of feds, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey suggests you consider phased retirement.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , phased retirement , workforce , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 02:00am EDT

Behavioral finance: how our emotions sabotage our success

We discuss the stumbling blocks that can sabotage your best intentions to earn what you're worth, save adequately and spend responsibly.

Tags: pay and benefits , Bob Leins , Kristina Sturgis , TSP , For Your Benefit

Friday - 09/05/2014, 02:56pm EDT
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OPM continues to shrink retirement claims backlog

The Office of Personnel Management received about 1,300 more retirement claims than it expected in August. Even so, the agency was able to cut its claims backlog by 500. It is processing an increasing share of claims, 78.5 percent, within 60 days.

Tags: OPM , claims backlog , pay and benefits , Michael OConnell

Friday - 09/05/2014, 03:44pm EDT

TSP funds rebound in August

All Thrift Savings Plan domestic funds recorded gains in August. In the most dramatic comeback, the S Fund ended August 4.98 percent higher than it began.

Tags: TSP , FRTIB , pay and benefits , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 09:43am EDT

Kim Weaver, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

The biggest number ever for federal employees saving for the future is in. More than ever are saving in the Thrift Savings Plan. Kim Weaver is Director of External Affairs the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said the results make the people who run the TSP really happy.

Tags: Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , TSP , In Depth , Kim Weaver

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 04:32pm EDT
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Health insurance for life, but only if you ...

Are you going to have to work three, four or five years longer than you expected to ensure that you'll retire with coverage from the federal employee health program? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains some of the ramifications of the "five-year rule."

Tags: Mike Causey , FEHBP , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 02:00am EDT

Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

The new phased retirement plan is becoming part of the landscape at agencies across government. Just about every agency can offer it. But just because your agency offers phased retirement doesn't mean you automatically qualify. Tammy Flanagan is Senior Benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she answered questions from federal employees across the government on how to make phased retirement work best.

Tags: Tammy Flanagan , National Institute of Transition Planning , phased retirement , In Depth

Friday - 08/22/2014, 04:26pm EDT
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FERS TSP enrollment hits record high

At its monthly board meeting Thursday in Washington, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) announced that 87.5 percent of FERS employees are actively contributing to their TSP accounts. The percentage just surpasses the previous record high of 87.4 percent in January 2003. Although participation is increasing, a lower percentage of participants are contributing full match to their TSP accounts.

Tags: TSP , benefits , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , Gregory Long , David Toro , Susan Crowder , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 12:45pm EDT
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July living costs, January COLA drop

Thanks to a slight dip in July living costs, the tentative inflation-catch up for millions of retired Americans now stands at 1.8 percent. But, feds have two more months to endure before they know what their cost of living adjustment will be next January, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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

Friday - 08/22/2014, 02:00am EDT

Options: Feds have plenty of them

So, you're reaping the benefits of your Thrift Savings Plan? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you still may be missing out on a host of other federal benefits that are available to you.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , TSP

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 02:00am EDT
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