A year ago this week some long-service, long-suffering federal government workers were prepping for the slim possibility of a government shutdown over Christmas.
Experts on Wall Street and world financial markets have been predicting another recession, some almost daily, since the last one ended more than 10 years ago.
When many people consider purchasing long term care insurance, which isn’t cheap, they weigh the odds and worry that they might not collect.
Just about everybody with money in the stock market knows that the current, record long bull market has got to end someday.
For the second year in a row more than a million feds aren’t sure if they’ll be forced to come to work or be locked with or without pay over the holidays.
The end of the federal health insurance open season is just days away but by now most people in the 30-plus plans and options have made their decision.
Does your bucket list include actively participating in the annual federal health insurance open season? Probably not.
The money you save, without losing any benefits or coverage, could be enough to buy you a new car next year — half a car, anyhow.
Officials considering federal telework program changes first might want to check the press clippings about the Social Security Administration’s decision, or read results of a survey of Education Department workers.
You can’t be covered by any of the FEHBP plans unless you were enrolled in one — as in paying premiums — for the five years prior to retirement.
Health premiums can be hefty. Yet with all the choices in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program there is no reason someone should pay more than necessary.
If you’re working, those of us who are off say thanks. We may not know what you are doing, or where you are doing it, but we’d almost certainly know the downside if you weren’t on the job.
Interested in a health plan that would give you $1,000 to $2,000 a year for staying healthy?
If there is an electrified third-rail within the nation’s largest employer, Uncle Sam Inc., it is teleworking.
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