The number of federal workers with million dollar retirement accounts jumped from 16,000 in August to almost 24,000 by the end of 2017. So what happened?
How do you go from being a janitor at the Veterans Affairs Department to one of the growing number of millionaires in Uncle Sam’s TSP 401(k) plan club?
When many federal workers consider retirement they also look for a place with no sales or state taxes.
Although the Saturday-Sunday-Monday mini-shutdown is history, it’s impact may be around a long, long time, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
Monday was a crazy day for hundreds of thousands of federal workers, military personnel, government contractors and those who cover, feed and house them.
Downsizing teams assigned to drain the swamp in different agencies can’t understand why so many employees turn up their noses when offered a $25,000 buyout.
Want a sure fire way to tell a friend, neighbor or coworkers politics? Just ask him, or her, who caused the government shutdown.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says Defense has been offering $40,000 buyouts since last year, but finding anybody who actually got the bigger bucks is tough.
Many well-intentioned but unsophisticated people living beyond the beltway don’t understand how important shutdown threats are to Washington-based politicians, lawyers, lobbyists and journalists.
Timing the stock market, like breaking even in Atlantic City or Vegas, isn’t easy. To properly time the market you need to know when to buy and when to sell, and to do that you need to predict events.
Just before the turn of the century experts predicted a brain drain, a tidal wave of retirements that would leave Uncle Sam less intelligent than a bag of hammers.
If you’re working today, don’t feel bad. It just means you’re doing work that’s needed, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
How would you like 140 paid days off this year? Oh and that doesn’t include weekends which are also yours, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
Where do the best paid federal civil servants live and work? Is it D.C., Houston, New York City, San Francisco or Maysville, Kentucky?