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Medicare Part B: The $1,200 question

With apologies to Shakespeare, the most common question federal workers ask at benefits seminars is the To B or Not to B question. Should they pay $1,200 a year for Medicare Part B, or rely on their federal health plan? Short answer: It depends, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , federal report , Medicare Part B , David Snell

Monday - 04/07/2014, 02:00am EDT

Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director, National Institute of Transition Planning

The Thrift Savings Plan is unrolling a "Take Five for Your Future" initiative to help you understand your TSP options better. It's using the number five to drive home advice on agency contributions, from the five life cycle funds to how long it takes to start planning your financial future. The TSP even has a video to try to make the learning curve extra smooth. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, filled in Francis Rose on In Depth.

Tags: Tammy Flanagan , National Institute of Transition Planning , TSP , pay and benefits , In Depth

Friday - 04/04/2014, 04:33pm EDT
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House budget seeks to up feds' retirement contributions

The budget blueprint unveiled by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) Tuesday includes a handful of proposals affecting the federal workforce that Ryan and House Republicans have championed in the past. Among them, the recommendation that federal employees contribute more of their salary toward their pensions and a proposal to shrink the federal workforce by 10 percent through attrition.

Tags: pay and benefits , House , budget , retirement contributions , Paul Ryan , House Budget Committee , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 12:54pm EDT

TSP performance mixed in March

With gains on Wall Street hitting some headwinds in March, the performance of funds in the Thrift Savings Plan last month lagged behind February's advances. Three of the TSP's five regular funds ended the month in negative territory.

Tags: pay and benefits , TSP , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 01:34pm EDT

Rush hour or sleep late? Your call!

The way things are going, a lot of long-time feds are doing the math to see how much longer they can afford to work. So do you keep fighting rush-hour traffic or give yourself the option to sleep late? Follow the money, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce , pay and benefits , David Snell , COLAs , NARFE

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 02:00am EDT

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

Lester Austin, public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, answers your calls and emails about Social Security and retirement.
March 31, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Social Security , Social Security Administration , Lester Austin , Bob Leins , John Elliot , For Your Benefit , C4I

Monday - 03/31/2014, 11:11pm EDT
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Taxes: Pay them now or pay them later

Where and how you watch the Superbowl or Dancing With the Stars may depend on when and if you pay your taxes, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So how can a Roth TSP help you, maybe, make a million tax-free dollars?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , TSP

Monday - 03/31/2014, 02:00am EDT

The TSP: What's in it for you?

Financial advisor Arthur Stein will answer your calls and emails about the TSP. Also, Nicole Blake Johnson and Andy Medici of the Federal Times will discuss a possible downsizing of the U.S. Postal Service.
March 26, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Arthur Stein , TSP , Federal Times , Nicole Blake Johnson , Andy Medici , U.S. Postal Service , acquisition , cybersecurity , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 07:04pm EDT
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Married feds: What happens after you've gone?

Married federal couples face a tough but important choice when they retire, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Should they provide a survivor benefit?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , benefits , Tammy Flanagan

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 02:00am EDT

Watching your money - the TSP way!

Certified Financial Planner John Jilek provides tips on how to determine which TSP funds are right for you.
March 24, 2014

Tags: pay and benefits , Thrift Savings Plan , Edward Jones , John Jilek , G Fund , F Fund , C Fund , S Fund , I Fund , Lifecycle Funds , Bob Leins , For Your Benefit , John Elliott

Monday - 03/24/2014, 06:45pm EDT
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