Federal Retirement Lone Rangers: Do They Need a Fiduciary Tonto?

By on September 25, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments

The author notes that despite his handle, the original Lone Ranger didn’t actually ride alone. He had the assistance of Tonto, his trusted companion. Federal employees considering planning their retirements alone can learn from this analogy: they can often fare better with the assistance of a trusted guide to help them. The author provides suggestions on what to look for in a federally focused financial planner.

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Postal Employee Accused of Viewing Child Porn at Work

  on September 24, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A United States Postal Service employee in Shrewsbury has been accused of viewing child pornography while at work.

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How Do Federal Employees Dress for Work?

  on September 24, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The author, who is a former federal employee himself, describes how the style of dress varies from agency to agency depending on the employee's job or the agency's mission.

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White House Preps Agencies for Possible Government Shutdown

  on September 24, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
White House Preps Agencies for Possible Government Shutdown The White House began taking steps Friday to prepare federal agencies for a possible government shutdown at the end of next week.

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IRS Chief Hasn’t Escaped Impeachment Yet

  on September 24, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The fate of embattled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is likely to remain up in the air until at least November, as the divided Republican Party continues to debate what to do next following his impeachment hearing last week.

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Lawmakers Ask OPM to Extend FLTCIP Enrollment Deadline

By on September 23, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Ask OPM to Extend FLTCIP Enrollment Deadline

Three Congressmen sent a letter to OPM requesting that the enrollment deadline for the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) be extended so federal employees have more time to weigh their options in light of the steep premium increases they are facing.

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DOJ Attorney Caught Having Sex on a Train

  on September 23, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A Department of Justice trial attorney was arrested for having sex on a train and assaulting an officer, according to an agency watchdog.

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Should the TSA Be Expanded to Cover All Modes of Transportation?

By on September 23, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Should the TSA Be Expanded to Cover All Modes of Transportation?

Should the TSA cover more than just airline travel? Some in the Senate think that it should and have introduced legislation to expand the agency to cover all forms of public transportation.

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7 Steps to Estimating Your In-Retirement Cash-Flow Needs

  on September 23, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments
It may be difficult to estimate how much income you will need in retirement, but these are some steps you can take to come up with better figures.

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House Passes Bill To Reimburse Federal Workers For Uber

  on September 23, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
House Passes Bill To Reimburse Federal Workers For Uber The House unanimously passed legislation on Thursday that would require the General Services Administration (GSA) to issue regulations clarifying that federal workers should be reimbursed for using transportation services like Uber and Lyft – or any similar technology that emerges in the future.

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