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Dec 29, 2020

Rules about lunch breaks in the federal government are basically urban myths - no one knows where they originated and aren't sure if they're true. Government Worker Fi - my friend with a blog about fed gov finances - breaks down what he found researching lunch break rules. The answer is - it depends. Listen to hear the...

Dec 22, 2020

How you gonna win when you ain't right within? Lauryn Hill knew. And so does Dr. Patrick Malone at American University. If you don't have yourself straight, you can't lead. You can't win. 

How many of us have worked for a boss who got promoted based on his or her technical skills, but that person can't lead,...

Dec 16, 2020

This one's for the federal employee parents out there. If you make less than $100k and you're a fed, you're eligible to get FREE help for your children in ANY subject, as well as parent coaching from professionals. The director of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund, Joyce Warner, discussed how you can...

Dec 13, 2020

It's that time of year again. As we near the start of 2021, you should review all your benefits elections and your Thrift Savings Plan contributions. Back to give you professional advice, Chris Kowalik of delivers a tutorial on TSP, the funds you can choose, what the Lifecycle Funds are and why they were...

Dec 3, 2020

Most of the problems we face as feds aren't new and there are tons of orgs out there doing great work we should leverage. Think tanks are one of the main producers of research products we can use - and you should understand what's out there in your area of expertise.

The amazing Benjamin Wittes joined me to discus what...