Federal Report

  • If inflation continues at its current rate, most federal retirees will get a bigger cost of living adjustment next year than in January. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the clock is ticking.

    April 03, 2008
  • If you are a single fed looking for love, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you have a very special ace in the hole.

    April 02, 2008
  • What does Vincent Van Gogh have to do with teleworking? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey thinks he\'s found the missing link, although, remember, this IS April Fools day.

    April 01, 2008
  • A forward-thinking fed recently asked Senior Correspondent Mike Causey what is the best day to retire in the year 2017. Mike, who doesn\'t know when or where his next meal will be, went to the source and got the answer.

    March 31, 2008
  • The good news is that most of us are going to get one of those economic stimulus payment checks from the IRS. The bad news, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, is that bad people posing as the IRS, are after your personal banking information.

    March 28, 2008
  • Are you an investor or a speculator? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there is an easy way to find out, and it could determine how after 5 delightful years you are handling the roller coaster the stock market is on right now.

    March 27, 2008
  • The R-fund, as in real estate investment trust fund, rides again. A year ago many people were pushing for an R-fund option to the TSP. Since the housing market has tanked they\'ve been quiet. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the drive is about to begin anew.

    March 26, 2008
  • What do TV sitcom postal workers Cliff Claven from Cheers and Newman from Seinfeld have to do with the current passport snooping scandal? More than you think, according to Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

    March 25, 2008
  • When it comes to sick leave, most federal and postal workers are under a use-it-or-lose-it system. As a result lots of them get what\'s called the FERS flu as they near retirement. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says there may be a cure for it: a sick leave bank with tax credits.

    March 24, 2008
  • The government\'s annual leave bank program has been a big success and helps lots of people. Now, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, it may be time for a sick leave bank with tax breaks for depositors.

    March 21, 2008
  • In many of the better neighborhoods of the area, well-manicured lawns also sport green and white picket signs that say \'Not On Our Watch!\' Senior Correspondent Mike Causey said he was surprised when he found out what they really mean.

    March 19, 2008
  • Most federal and postal workers are expecting a special economic stimulus check, but what about retired feds? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says if you are breathing and file a return odds are you will get a check.

    March 18, 2008
  • Is your grown child still a dependent at heart, and in fact? If so you should be rooting for a new bill that would raise the age for eligibility for coverage under your federal health plan.

    March 18, 2008
  • Three contractors are bidding on a job to fix the White House fence. They come from Florida, New Jersey and Tennessee. So who gets the contract? New Jersey, of course. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains why.

    March 17, 2008

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