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NARFE Photo Calendar Contest announced
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NARFE is now accepting photos for its 2013 NARFE Photo Calendar Contest. Winning photos will appear in the 2014 NARFE Photo Calendar. All NARFE members are invited to submit a photo, whether or not you've already had a photo appear in past calendars. The only exception is that members who work as professional photographers are not eligible. Photos must be horizontal in format and 8"x10" or 8-1/2"x 11" in size. Each entrant must put the following information on a piece of paper and tape it to the back of each photo: name, address, chapter number, and phone number or email address. No photos of children or pets, please. Neither email nor Polaroid photos will be accepted. All photos submitted become the property of NARFE and will not be returned. Each member is limited to five photos. Deadline is Feb. 15. Send photos to: NARFE Photo Contest, Office of the Treasurer, NARFE, 606 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314. If you have questions, email


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Can TSP losses be written off?
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Question: Can I claim losses on my taxes from investments in the Thrift Savings Plan once I begin drawing out the funds? More

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The silence on next year's pay raise continues
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The House Appropriations Committee advanced a spending bill June 20 that does not contain a pay raise for federal workers in 2013. The full panel followed the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee's lead and stayed silent on whether to allocate funds for a federal civilian pay boost. More

TSP, pay freeze and agency cutbacks
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VideoBriefBy now, most Thrift Savings Plan investors know whether their accounts were hacked. So, what's next? TSP Executive Director Greg Long joined host Mike Causey with Federal News Radio to spell out what happened, the time line and the next steps. More

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Half of baby boomers to leave inheritance to kids
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Trillions of dollars in wealth are expected to be transferred from the generation of baby boomers who die in the next half-century, but their offspring shouldn't be expecting a cash windfall. Only 55 percent of baby boomers think it is important to leave a financial inheritance to their children, according to the U.S. Trust Insights on Wealth and Worth annual study. The study includes findings on a number of subjects, including elder care planning, estate planning and the survey respondents' thoughts about charitable giving. More

The aging brain: Why getting older just might be awesome
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Google "the aging brain," and you will find a largely sobering landscape of cognitive deterioration. But, turn the kaleidoscope of our knowledge about the aging brain, and a far more interesting picture emerges. The prevailing wisdom is that creative endeavors are good for helping to slow the decline of our mental capabilities. But, what if the aging brain is more capable than its younger counterpart at creativity and innovation? More

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Niche senior living: Redefining lifelong learning    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Niche senior living communities, dedicated to residents with similar interests, are popping up everywhere. One of the more popular trends is retirement communities located in close proximity to colleges and universities, providing opportunities for seniors to keep their minds sharp and continue their educations. More

You're hired — 7 ways to negotiate the best offer
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Job negotiation is tricky business. You nailed the interview, you've piqued the employer's interest and the company is about to give you an offer. But, how do you negotiate for a better offer without blowing the opportunity? Here are seven tips on how to gain leverage in the negotiation process — and keep the prospective employer happy in the process. More


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Gallup: Most feel they are powerless to save for retirement
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Most American investors feel powerless to save and plan for retirement, a Gallup poll finds. Fifty-seven percent of investors say they feel they have little or no control over their efforts to build and maintain their retirement savings in the current environment, the polling firm finds. High unemployment rates straining household finances, bloated government deficits, Wall Street volatility and a weak economy in general make retirement planning difficult. More

10 great places for antiques shopping
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Shopping may be a favorite vacation pastime, but there's no reason to limit it to outlet malls and souvenir shops. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, stars of the History channel show "American Pickers," say if you venture beyond the obvious places, you'll find something unique. "Everybody has a little bit of the treasure hunter in them," Wolfe says. He and Fritz share with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY some favorite cities for picking and browsing antiques stores and flea markets. More

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5 new scams you need to know about now
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When it comes to creativity, the scammers have an edge. No single group of professionals is more inventive than these fraudsters. Just when you think you've got them all figured it out, they change their pitch or presentation. Here are the five hottest new scams to be aware of. More

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