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NARFE announces magazine redesign
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NARFE magazine launches a new design with its January 2013 issue, announced the Association. The redesigned magazine features a new nameplate on the cover, along with a tag line, "Tireless Advocacy, Trusted Advice." The January issue will be mailed to members beginning this week. More


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MRA + 10 annuity
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Question: What is a minimum retirement age (MRA) + 10 annuity under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)? More

Federal employee advocates to Congress: Don't cut workers' comp
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A federal employees group has reiterated its opposition to potential changes to workers' compensation laws, saying the update would result in huge benefits cuts to retirees who have been injured on the job. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association pointed to a provision included in the Senate's postal reform bill that calls for a cut in the benefits to all retirement-age employees collecting workers' compensation. More

Agencies set up plans to manage cuts if Congress, Obama fail to reach deficit deal
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Federal agencies are sharpening their plans to carry out drastic, automatic spending cuts starting Jan. 2 if the Obama administration and Congress cannot agree on a deficit reduction strategy in the coming days. Some agencies envision furloughs for federal workers, while others are mapping out a course to slow hiring and outside contracting and put programs on hold if the across-the-board reductions known as a sequester kick in. More

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Federal retirements spike as baby boomers retire,
economy stabilizes

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A wave of workers are leaving federal employment as baby boomers age out of the workforce and managers offer buyouts to help reduce spending. Those who have waited for the economy to stabilize are also now exiting. The rate at which they are retiring has exceeded expectations: Nearly 95,000 federal workers left this year through October, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, surpassing projections by more than 8,800. More

Study: Confident investors plan better
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Individuals with greater confidence in their financial abilities are more likely to report that they are financially planning for retirement, and they're more likely to successfully minimize investment fees, according to a study published this year in the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. The finding held true even when the researchers controlled for actual financial knowledge. More

Federal Employees: Hearing aids as low as $10

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Sneaky yet simple tips for adding exercise to your holidays
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Has fitness fallen to the bottom of your to-do list this season? Believe it or not, it's still possible to squeeze in a workout despite your myriad holiday obligations. More

Sibling caregivers find responsibilities a struggle
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About half of adult siblings of those with developmental disabilities either are or plan to be the primary caregiver for their brother or sister, but many are unprepared for the responsibility, a new survey finds. The national poll indicates that among adult siblings of those with a disability, 23 percent are currently serving as primary caregivers while 1 in 3 expect to take on that role in the future. And many are finding the experience to be daunting, fraught with emotional and financial challenges and little support. More

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Holiday job search: 4 reasons to make merry and land your next job
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December is actually the very best time of year to look for work, and there are four reasons this is true. As a savvy job-seeker, while you're celebrating the season, make your presence known as the competent, attractive, can-do candidate everyone wants to meet. More

Digital estate planning? No such thing
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A recent article in Consumer Reports recommended storing one's passwords for use by a "digital executor." The idea apparently has widespread appeal. But there is a big problem. Sharing a password is wrong. More

Favorite travel websites: Price most important in survey
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VideoBrief How satisfied you are with the price you pay for your next vacation may dictate how satisfied you are overall with the travel website you used. That's according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Independent Travel Website Satisfaction Report. The report measures consumers' overall satisfaction with their purchase experience on an independent travel website, which consists of a vacation package, flight, hotel or rental car. More

Consumer groups warn on text-message scam
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With the holiday season in full swing, receiving a text message that you have won a $1,000 gift card to Target would come as welcome news. But consumer groups are warning consumers not to be duped by this popular scam. More

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Disclaimer: The articles that appear in NARFE NewsWatch are chosen from a variety of sources to reflect topics of interest to active and retired federal employees. With the exception of Federal Benefits Question of the Week and News From NARFE, an article's inclusion in NARFE NewsWatch does not imply that the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) endorses, supports or verifies its contents or expressed opinions. Factual errors are the responsibility of the listed publication.

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