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Lottery tickets or LTC premiums?

Do yourself a favor and think about getting some Long Term Care insurance, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. Your family will thank you.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , pay and benefits , long term care insurance ,

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 02:00am EST

TSP funds on the rise in October

All TSP funds, except for the I fund, posted positive results for the month of October, according to the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Tags: TSP , Federal Thrift Investment Board , Kim Weaver , pay and benefits , Jory Heckman

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 10:19am EST

Col. Lee Ackiss, Marine Corps

Life after the military just got a little easier, at least for Marines planning to muster out. The Marine Corps has rolled out new a website where Marines use their military training to earn equivalent civilian certifications that could potentially lead to civilian jobs. The site is called "COOL." Col. Lee Ackiss is the Personal and Professional Development Deputy Branch Head for the Marine and Family Programs Division. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what the new site intends to do.

Tags: Lee Ackiss , Marine Corps , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 01:00pm EDT
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Investment king tells TSP Board: Feds are in good shape for retirement

Larry Fink, chief executive officer of BlackRock, spoke at a meeting Monday of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, which administers the Thrift Savings Plan.

Tags: Kim Weaver , Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board , TSP , Larry Fink , BlackRock , benefits , In Depth , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 04:09pm EDT
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How much longer can you afford to work?

Facing pay freezes, cost of living increases and hikes in retirement payments, some feds may wonder if its worth going to work these days, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 02:00am EDT

Federal retirees to receive 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment in 2015

This is the third year in a row that cost-of-living adjustments for federal retirees, Social Security recipients and disabled veterans will be less than 2 percent.

Tags: COLA , pay and benefits , workforce , Social Security , SSA

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 08:01am EDT

What you need to know about retirement security, health insurance

Women of Washington radio show hosts Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm talk to Brenda Sulick, director of the Eleanor's Hope project at the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.

Tags: Brenda Sulick , Elanors Hope , National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare , SSA , Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services , Women of Washington , Aileen Black , Gigi Schumm

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 05:00pm EDT

Is there life after a 1.7 percent COLA?

Don't worry. That mournful sound you're hearing is just federal, military and Social Security retirees reacting to the low cost of living adjustment they'll be receiving come January, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

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

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 02:00am EDT

Social Security and retirement

Lester Austin, retired public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, answers your Social Security and retirement questions.
October 20, 2014

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

Monday - 10/20/2014, 08:09pm EDT
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Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Federal employees planning their retirement need to make a lot of decisions, including how to leave a surviving spouse in good financial shape after death. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, says its one of the most important questions you need to answer before retiring. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose about some of your options.

Tags: Tammy Flanagan , National Institute for Transition Planning , In Depth

Friday - 10/17/2014, 02:23pm EDT
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