If you're like a portion of people here in Florida then you may not have given your retirement age a second thought because you had a pension to fall back on along with other forms of savings. There was also Social Security retirement benefits to look forward to, which made the decision to retire on time or even earlier all that much easier to make.
A lot of retirees here in Florida planned well for their retirement and are now enjoying their older years with relative ease -- financially speaking, of course. It's the dream that so many of our younger readers are striving for, especially now that depending on Social Security benefits down the road is an uncertainty.
When the Obama Administration rolled out the Affordable Care Act, it was supposed to be the answer everyone was looking for when it came to offering affordable health care to thousands -- if not hundreds of thousands -- of Americans across the nation. One way this was to be done was by expanding Medicaid programs to provide low-cost health care to people below the poverty line.
If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plan. It's a joke some of our Brevard County readers may have heard in their lifetime and even cracked a smile at. That's because most people across our state understand how unpredictable life can be at times. Though you may feel fine one day, things can change in a heartbeat.
Most people have a lot of respect for veterans of the armed forces. That's because, in many cases, these individuals have sacrificed years of their life to serve their country, perhaps even going to war for it. In a lot of people's minds, we should all show veterans our gratitude for their service, including the government for whom they served.
Certain veterans' groups are filing a lawsuit to reverse recent changes regarding the manner in which veterans file for benefits. The president of the Vietnam Veterans Association feels the government is simply placing obstacles in the way of disabled veterans to receive these benefits. Though this concerns only two changes, VA officials have provided little information about identifying the veterans affected by these changes.