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  • Social Security offering early outs, not buyouts

    Senior Correspondent Mike Causey thought he had a scoop that the Social Security Administration was offering buyouts to long-time employees but he explains why that’s a misunderstanding.

  • 2020 retiree COLA: Going up, down or nowhere?

    Federal retirees and folks who get Social Security benefits may be among the few people in the country who get anxious when crude oil prices drop.

  • Timing your retirement isn’t rocket science, but no cake walk

    Benefits expert Tammy Flanagan, will be Mike Causey’s guest today on Your Turn, airing 10 a.m. EDT, streaming on www.federalnewsnetwork.com or on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area.

  • Retirement planning: Wisdom of the crowd, when groupthink pays off

    Retirement planning is essential for just about everyone but if you work for Uncle Sam, a few things can cost you once you’ve switched from larger biweekly paychecks to a smaller monthly annuity deposit.

  • Waiting for a buyout? Good luck with that!

    Years after the buyout surge of the 1990s some still-working feds are hanging on until the next round of buyouts. But that could take a while.

  • Are you sleeping with a millionaire?

    Hardly anybody joins the government planning to become rich but you could be well on the way to millionaire status if you meet a few key characteristics.

  • Retirement tsunami or aging in place?

    Ever since the late 1990s some experts on government matters have been predicting a tidal wave of retirements from key federal agencies. That sparked fears of a brain drain as experienced feds fled their jobs heading for the shuffle-board courts.

  • Stock market making you nervous?

    October, as it sometimes does, once again proved to be a scary month for folks invested in the stock market. We didn’t have a Black Friday circa 1929 event. And we are a long way…

  • 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

  • A million-dollar annuity: Can you afford it?

    Few people have enough money to purchase a decent annuity but federal workers who contribute to their FERS and CCSRS plans get guaranteed lifetime income and can also provide a survivor annuity.