This is one of those federal holidays that a lot of people don’t get. It’s a combined celebration for two of our greatest president.
Is life as a civil servant, a steady rewarding job with the opportunity to help others, what you had hoped an expected? If you could, would you do it again or would you choose another, less stressful career?
We’ll know soon enough about the latest shutdown, but the pay raise is a little more complicated. H.R. 790 passed the House easily but has remained stagnant in the Senate since Jan. 31.
This week’s Your Turn guest is estate attorney Tom O’Rourke, a former IRS attorney who now works exclusively on things such as wills, powers-of-attorney, medical directives and trusts, which some would say most people should have.
Federal agencies are reportedly suffering glitches to get back pay to essential and furloughed employees from the recent partial government shutdown.
The typical federal worker has been through at least four shutdowns. Another may happen as soon as this month, so we asked a long-time U.S. Postal Service worker in Florida and financial coach, to dig into his memory bank.
Imagine asking for a $100 grant or gift from a charity because you desperately need it to fill the tank with gas so you could get to a job where you were not getting paid?
If you have a Thrift Savings Plan account what did you do in December when the high-flying stock market, after wobbling a couple months, dropped big time? Financial planner Arthur Stein has some ideas on today’s episode of Your Turn.
For the past decade the number of self-made millionaires in the federal Thrift Savings Plan has been growing steadily. peaking in September. But the last quarter of 2018 saw the market fall.
Either House Democrats will cave on the southern border wall, President Donald Trump has learned his lesson or he’ll call a national emergency to get it built.
People expect the government in Washington to panic over ice and snow. For as long as anyone can remember folks at the headquarters office of most federal operations pack the traditional D.C. survival kit: White bread, milk and toilet paper.
Now that the record 35-day partial shutdown is history, at least for awhile, it is only fitting that 75 percent of the nation is enduring several days of snow, ice and in some cases record-low temperatures.
On a more cosmic level, the record-long 35 day shutdown raises lots of questions about the future of government service and civil servants. The issue is whether a lot of people quit or retire in disgust?
If you don’t like financial surprises you are probably going to hate the catch-up paycheck coming your way. The money you get for shutdown-delayed wages may not be nearly as much as you expected.