This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.


   Advertisement


Text Version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit August 05, 2014

Main Home Page   Members Home Page   Public Relations  


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement
 



NEWS FROM NARFE

Take advantage of 'NARFE Grass-Roots Advocacy Month'
NARFE
Most members of Congress will return to their home districts and states during the congressional summer recess, Aug. 1 to Sept. 8. NARFE members should take advantage of this opportunity by participating in NARFE Grass-Roots Advocacy Month. Find out how to be an advocate using the Choose Your Own Advocacy Adventure guide, which is featured in the August issue of narfe magazine (pages 8-9), and the Protect America's Heartbeat Toolkit. Following your advocacy activity, let the NARFE Legislative Department know about your efforts by sending an email to advocacyinaction@narfe.org or by calling 703-838-7760, ext. 201.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article




FEDERAL BENEFITS QUESTION OF THE WEEK


Direct deposit
NARFE
Question: Could you tell me how I can change the direct deposit of my annuity?
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Advertisement
PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  SAVE MONEY, SAVE TIME, LIVE BETTER
Enjoy a resort lifestyle at one of Traditions of America’s award-winning 55+ active lifestyle communities in Pennsylvania. Our new Single Family and Garden homes are built with convenience, quality and your preferences in mind. The low-maintenance lifestyle combined with standard benefits of new homes allows you to spend your time and money the way you want. Learn about the advantages of Traditions of America homes. Download the Why Buy New Guide today!
 


FEDERAL UPDATE


Bill would repeal recent pension contribution hikes
Government Executive
A new bill would walk back retirement pension contribution hikes for new federal employees, approved by Congress in recent years to address deficit concerns. The legislation — introduced by Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., and cosponsored by Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va. — would repeal two separate increases on the amount federal workers must pay toward their pensions.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Commentary: Pension predators continue to prey on seniors
Roll Call
The Government Accountability Office recently released the details of its monthslong undercover investigation into companies targeting and preying on retirees with so-called pension advance schemes. Run by scammers a rung below payday lenders, these companies market to financially distressed retirees and trade their future pension payments in exchange for a lump-sum cash transfer.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Advertisement
PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Worlds #1 Folding Mobility Scooter
The Luggie is a lightweight folding mobility scooter- perfect for all forms of travel including planes, trains, and automobiles! Its compact size makes the Luggie effortlessly manageable and maneuverable. The Luggie will provide you with a renewed sense of independence and unlimited accessibility to the world around you.
 


Many part-time feds will soon be eligible for federal health benefits
Government Executive
Thousands of previously ineligible federal employees will soon have access to the government-sponsored health care package, the Office of Personnel Management announced. Currently, temporary, intermittent and seasonal employees who work for fewer than six months each year are not eligible to enroll in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. OPM issued a proposed rule, however, to grant many of those workers access to the insurance benefit.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


FINANCES


Your TSP withdrawal options
FedSmith.com
The TSP is an efficient accumulation vehicle. Between it being payroll-deducted, offering a match up to 5 percent and having low fees, the TSP can be a great investment vehicle to save for retirement. What about the second phase of your life, though? The distribution phase. What are your options to withdraw your funds and what are the pros and cons of each option?
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


  FEATURED COMPANIES
FEDS Protection for NARFE Members

FEDS provides professional liability insurance for active federal employees – and now contractor liability insurance for retired Feds performing contract work for the U.S. Federal Government.

Call 866.955.FEDS to get your FEDS Protection today!
Leave the chores to us.

It’s all about maintenance-free living at The Fairfax, one of Northern Virginia’s finest retirement and independent living communities. From yard care to housekeeping, we provide peace of mind so you can enjoy every day to the fullest.

Call today or click here to schedule a tour!


HEALTH


Slow walkers may be on their way to dementia
NPR
Wait a minute. Weren't we told by Simon and Garfunkel: "Slow down, you move too fast. You've got to make the morning last"? And by some other philosopher to "stop and smell the roses"? Now we learn from new research that walking slow can be a bad thing — or at least reveal that you might be slouching toward Alzheimer's. Published in the medical journal Neurology, the study shows that among older people with memory complaints those who walk more slowly are more susceptible to future dementia.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


TRAVEL


Retirement travel: Good and good for you
Investopedia
Travel during retirement can be much more than just an enjoyable activity. Travel and its associated activities have been linked to healthy aging — boosting physical, cognitive and social benefits. Those who travel tend to be more active, and research shows that older adults who are physically active have lower rates of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and cancers, and a reduced risk of falling.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


SECOND CAREERS


Three essential tips to switch to a second career
Next Avenue
Chris Farrell writes, "Switching careers to open a labor-of-love business in your 50s or 60s is a certifiable trend in America today. As Ting Zhang, an economist at the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore and the author of 'Elderly Entrepreneurship in an Aging US Economy: It's Never Too Late' told me: 'Some older workers have been cherishing a dream, wanting to start their own business, and the time is now. Aging is a new opportunity to be an entrepreneur.'"
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


CONSUMER TIPS


Tips for protecting your online privacy
Consumer Affairs
If you're feeling a bit creeped out by the Internet these days, you aren't alone. A survey of U.S. Internet users found that nearly 75 percent admit to being worried about the quantity of personal information about them available online. What's more, they say they don't trust social media sites to keep their contact information, buying habits and political beliefs confidential.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE




We are NARFE. Join us!
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association is the only membership organization solely dedicated to protecting and preserving the benefits of all federal workers and retirees. NARFE is your legislative voice and your information resource. Join now.

Visit NARFE on the Web at www.narfe.org.



Please forward this edition of NewsWatch to friends and colleagues who might be interested in its content.



  
Follow NARFE on Twitter and Facebook
 
NARFE NewsWatch from the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
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.

Colby Horton, vice president of publishing, 469.420.2601   Download media kit
Patrick McCoy, senior content editor, 469.420.2603   Contribute news
This edition of the NARFE NewsWatch was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
Recent issues
July 29, 2014
July 22, 2014
July 15, 2014
July 8, 2014





7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063