This week on “Your Turn,” financial planner Arthur Stein tells feds and retirees what, if anything, they should be doing now with their Thrift Savings Plan accounts.
The Senior Executive Service is one of the most important parts of government most Americans have never heard of. Different presidents have used it in different ways. So what’s the impact of the Trump administration?
Why do people outside the Beltway hate Washington so much? To solve this mystery, we reached out to a fed named Ken, who was more than happy to comply. He had lots to say, including the fact that what we produce here are the instructions others have to follow.
Dreaming of retirement and facing the reality of it are two very different things, so we talked with a long-time fed who worked for HUD and made a checklist, which says that retiring as early as possible is the way to go.
Taking vacation is important to both your physical and mental health, so we checked in with a long-time fed in Michigan about her favorite spots.
Friday is D-Day, as in Decimation Day, when federal agencies are supposed to unveil and reveal their downsizing plans, which will mean buyouts, early outs and layoffs for some.
Congress and the White House have a laser-focus on four major parts of the federal civil service retirement program. So which one is going to get the ax?
Why do so many federal employees move out of TSP when they retire from the government? What should you do?
Host Bob Leins welcomes Mike Causey to the show to talk about current topics in Federal benefits and some of the best email questions he’s received this year. This is your opportunity to ask a question! Email them in advance to ForYourBenefit@nitpinc.com June 26, 2017
Federal retirees beware: What if your grandson calls and says he’s in jail on a DUI and needs you to wire the court $2,800 ASAP? Most people would probably get the cash then find a place they could wire it, only to learn it’s a scam.
Good news: Stock market is at an all-time high. Bad news: The market is long overdue for a major correction. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks, do you have a Plan B for your TSP?
The Department of Veterans Affairs will soon have a new fast-track system to spot, punish and fire employees for a variety of reasons. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks, is your agency or your job next?
With four months left to go in the cost-of-living adjustment countdown, the increase is looking like 1.51 percent in Social Security, civil service and retired military pay benefits, but that’s not guaranteed and few people understand how the system works.
If you get Social Security, or civil service or military retirement benefits, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you may be on the road to the biggest inflation-catchup in years.
One of the best things about retiring from the government is that pensions are inflation-protected for life, but the Trump administration wants to eliminate cost-of-living adjustments for one group of retirees and trim future inflation catch-ups for others.