Retirement

  Today on “First Coast Connect,” our weekly Media Roundtable included Florida Times-Union reporter David Bauerlein, Folio Weekly Editor Claire Goforth and WJCT reporter Ryan Benk (01:14). We heard some retirement investment advice from Adam Wolf of Wolf Retirement Navigation (32:23), and we spoke with the play-by-play voice of the Florida State Seminoles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Gene Deckerhoff (41:02).  


   

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Call up the Duval County School Board Office on any given week day, and chances are the first voice you’ll hear is that of Bonnie Cole.

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A recent Gallup poll found the average retirement age for most Americans is 62, but that number is creeping upward.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio says younger workers should face higher retirement ages but all Americans could open Congress' retirement accounts.

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Despite being widely considered a hotspot for senior living, a new report has ranked Florida as only the 39th best state to retire in.

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The CEO of Jacksonville's municipal utility company says he doesn’t see how the company could pay an additional $40 million a year to help pay the city’s pension debt.

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An injunction filed Tuesday barring Jacksonville's pension task force from private discussions with organized labor has thrown plans for a pension reform deal into doubt.

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With only days left in 2013, if you’re planning to make a charitable donation or changes to your financial planning, now is the time.

Jacksonville's Retirement Reform Task Force is expected to formally agree to work with the Pew Charitable Trusts on pension reform at their meeting on Friday. 

Pew has worked on pension reform proposals with other states and cities for several years. The research organization says its been very successful working with lawmakers to come up with plans that are sustainable and fair to employees.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

Many Boomers nearing retirement find they've got a decision to make: do they quit?  Do they work a few more years? Or do they quit and get another job somewhere else?

The answers depend primarily on two main factors: health and savings. But for many African American Baby Boomers, the list of primary considerations may be longer.

There are an estimated 78 million Baby Boomers currently living in the United States, 9 million of which are African American. Those who haven’t already retired are inching ever closer to that day. 

Karen Feagins

The Boomer generation has defied convention at every other stage of their lives, and retirement seems to be no different. 78 million people born between 1946 and 1964 are now becoming seniors, and according to the 2010 Census, people 65 and older are the fastest growing segment of the population.