civil service retirement system

  • FERS/CSRS programs are probably safe, for now

    With half the legislative year over and Democrats running the House while political eyes focus on 2020 races, the retirement plan looks safe for now.

  • Timing the TSP

    Most TSP investors know the stock market is long overdue for a major correction. The question is when will that happen, how long will it last, and what if anything you should be doing about it?

  • TSP nest eggs growing

    When it comes to saving and investing for retirement, federal and military personnel are way ahead of their private sector counterparts.

  • How’s your endgame going?

    The good news for most long-time federal and postal workers, is that in retirement, you may be better off than many of your private sector neighbors.

  • 9,500 new TSP millionaires

    9,540 additional federal and postal workers became Thrift Savings Plan millionaires between March 2018 and the end of March this year.

  • Shutdown assignment: Taking care of number one

    Regardless of age, experience, grade, location or job federal workers today fall into one of two categories, neither of which is good.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Are you due a career do-over?

    Given what has happened to retirement plans in the private sector, Uncle Sam looks mighty good compared to just about any company, large or small. But do you ever regret a career as a federal civil servant?