Your Turn

  • Open season: How to pick the best health plan for you

    Walton Francis, author of the Checkbook’s Guide To Health Plans For Federal Employees, joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to discuss how to spot the best buys when picking out a federal health plan during open season. November 21, 2018

  • Are you approaching millionaire territory?

    Whether you get a pay raise or not next January, chances are you are worth more than you think — literally.

  • Maximizing your retirement benefits

    Thanks to the FERS, CSRS and Social Security retirement programs, some feds will have guaranteed lifetime payments worth $1 million to $2 million. Are you one of them? If not, what can you do to reach your retirement goals? Find out when attorney Thomas J. O’Rourke joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn. August 1, 2018

  • Pay raise, FERS surgery, what’s next?

    There’s talk that some kind of raise, either 1.9 percent by some counts or 3 percent as proposed by congressional friends of feds, could be worked out via the appropriation process after the midterm election. If so, it would be exactly the same raise nonpostal feds got last January.

  • George Clooney, Sandra Bullock … and me

    The two largest white-collar federal unions are challenging provisions in two of the three executive orders President Donald Trump issued in late May. And it could be serious.

  • The long and short of TSP investing

    Are you a federal employee worried about your mix of TSP funds and retirement nest egg? If so, financial planner Arthur Stein has a couple of simple, ulcer-preventive tips.

  • Estate plan candidate: You may be richer than you think

    Having a secure financial future is even more likely if you know where you are now and where you are heading, as you get closer to that magic time when you could retire.

  • Rapid-fire firing plan: Now what?

    In the news business the best way to bury a story is to release or leak it on the Friday afternoon before a major national holiday. Such was the case this Memorial Day weekend when three executive orders designed to whip the bureaucracy in shape were issued Friday afternoon.

  • 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?

  • What does the future hold for your TSP?

    This week on “Your Turn,” financial planner Arthur Stein tells feds and retirees what, if anything, they should be doing now with their Thrift Savings Plan accounts. August 2, 2017