Shutdown game of chicken: What’s in a word?

Could the likelihood of a government shutdown or a coast-to-coast barrier depend on what we the U.S. decide to call it? Some so-called Washington experts think it might work.

YOUR TURN

  • It’s time to sign up for long care coverage

    Joan Melanson and Paul Forte of Long Term Care Partners will talk about the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program and other federal benefits available during this open season, including dental and vision insurance.

  • Strategies to grow your retirement nest egg

    Estate planner Thomas O’Rourke joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss the best strategies for maximizing the amount of money you have in retirement, including how to prep for retirement and the advantages of both the traditional TSP and the Roth TSP. October 31, 2018

  • For retiring feds, planning is more than picking a date

    If you are planning to retire soon, when should you do it? Federal benefits expert Tammy Flanagan joined host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to talk about the best dates to retire.

  • Ups and downs of 2018 TSP returns

    Washington, D.C. area financial planner Arthur Stein joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn discuss how volatility in the U.S. stock market is affecting federal workers’ TSP accounts, and whether feds should head for the ‘safety’ of the Treasury securities fund, or stay the course. October 17, 2018

  • The future of the civil service

    Kristine Simmons, Thomas W. Ross and Bill Valdez join host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to talk about a new report that proposes some major changes to the Civil Service Reform Act.

  • Federal pay raise & December shutdown: What are the odds?

    Find out what has to happen for Congress to approve a pay raise for federal workers and what’s the latest on the Trump Administrations’ plans to re-train what is sees as an aging, tech-challenged workforce on this week’s Your Turn.

  • Is there a pay raise in your future?

    Federal Managers Association President Renee Johnson and FMA Government and Public Affairs Director Greg Stanford join host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss what their organization is doing to help secure a 1.9 percent pay raise for white collar feds. September 26, 2018

  • NARFE: Protecting your retirement benefits

    The CSRS and FERS programs are considered the jewel in the crown of federal civil service benefits but the Trump administration wants to cut costs in the giant federal retirement program by totally eliminating future COLAs for FERS retirees. NARFE’s Jessica Klement and John Hatton join host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss what the organization is doing to protect all federal benefits, including the retirement plan. September 18, 2018

  • The TSP: Investing for the long haul

    Financial planner Arthur Stein joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to talk about bull and bear markets, and explain why playing it “safe” can actually be dangerous to your long-term financial health.