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NARFE donations top $10 million for Alzheimer's research
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Members of NARFE have raised more than $10 million for Alzheimer's research. Donations come from individual NARFE members, as well as NARFE chapters and federations nationwide that hold fundraising and other events to raise research funds. Since NARFE took on Alzheimer's research as a national project in 1985, members have raised money through progressively higher fundraising goals. The "$10 million in 2012" goal was set at NARFE's 2010 National Convention. The goal was reached and exceeded in November, according to the Alzheimer's Association's latest monthly accounting of donations from NARFE members. More

Holiday closure
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NARFE Headquarters will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25. NARFE officers and staff extend best wishes to all during this holiday season!

Fixing error in service computation date
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Question: I transferred from the Department of Veterans Affairs to the Defense Department, and my service computation date was not carried over. How do I fix this? More


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Federal worker Q&A guide to the fiscal cliff: 10 answers on jobs, cuts and more
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Federal employees have a major stake in the debate over whether, and how, the government should back away from the "fiscal cliff" and potential for automatic "sequestration" cuts to programs starting in January. Agencies have begun making plans for a sequester that could include steps such as hiring freezes, unpaid furloughs and even layoffs. However, the exact impact remains unknown. More

Fiscal cliff negotiators take aim at COLA adjustments
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Federal employee groups fear that a change in the way the government sets cost-of-living adjustments is growing increasingly likely to be part of a deal to avoid sequestration. More

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Federal employee satisfaction drops sharply in new survey
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Pay freezes, budget constraints and overall political turbulence made it a difficult year for government workers. But new research reflects just how challenging 2012 was by revealing the sharpest decline in federal employee satisfaction in nearly 10 years. More

Refinancing near retirement can be smart
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Tempting low interest rates continue to make headlines, making refinancing your mortgage look attractive. But when retirement isn't far off, the decision to refinance can get more complicated. More

Federal Employees: Hearing aids as low as $10

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Aging healthfully is not just a matter of having good genes
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People have a wide variety of wish lists for improving their health, but we all share one goal: Everyone wants to age well. Of course, aging is somewhat unfair, because a few lucky people will breeze easily through eight or nine decades without even trying — due to their good genes — while the rest of us have to put in some effort just to get that far. More

Senior authors embrace self-publishing
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Getting older seems to bring out the author in people. And South Florida seniors are discovering the booming self-publishing industry is their path to every author's deepest desire: a book. More

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Best cars for retiring baby boomers
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Whether you're ready to buy an affordable and reliable car to transport you through your retirement years, or itching to buy the thrill ride your previous life did not allow, here's a list from Autoweek to get you started. More

Scam uses Medicare as a front
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Older residents should be extra cautious when giving out personal information over the phone in the wake of a possible scam where a caller claimed to be a Medicare representative. More

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