Mike Causey

  • Letter to the Editor: A veteran of shutdowns offers some observations

    A furloughed federal employee going through their fifth shutdown over the last 30 years explains the deeper impact of the lapse in funding.

  • What’s up with the TSP’s C and S funds?

    Last week’s $1.3 trillion “paper” loss gave a lot of people the jitters, but this is not an unusual amount of volatility.

  • 2019 health premiums: Disappointing selfies

    Health insurance experts say that in four or five years there would be little or no difference in the family and self-plus one plans.

  • 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?

  • GAO to the rescue — seriously?

    When many long-time feds hear that their office has visitors from the Government Accountability Office, their first instinct is to head for the hills. But long-time CMS worker Anthony Corridore says this can be a win-win situation.

  • Memorial Days past

    Our Memorial Day column is, as it should be, a somber thank-you to people who serve, in or out of uniform, and especially to people working today.

  • Your share of the $143.5B benefits cuts

    The amount of money the White House is proposing to cut from federal workers’ take-home pay and the future inflation protection benefits for retirees closely mirrors the balance of the F, I and S funds in the Thrift Savings Plan as of Dec 31.

  • Shutdown threat: Could this be the real thing?

    Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says we dodged a couple shutdown threats last year but now the clock is ticking again and its set to go off January 19.

  • How feds have it made

    If you were job-hunting, would you apply to a place where the CEOs regularly froze your pay and the board of directors had its eye on your pension plan? Sound familiar?

  • Is the G fund in trouble?

    Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the G fund becomes a political football each time Congress debates raising the debt ceiling, and that makes many investors nervous.