Monthly Archives: July 2018

CANCELLED – ETCRP Land Use Subcommittee Meeting

Date of Event: Jul 16 2018 – 12:00pm

Location:     Tampa Police District III – Conference Room

                       3808 N. 22nd Street

                       Tampa, Florida 33610

Meeting CANCELLED for Date:   Monday, July 16, 2018 

Meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, July 23, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.

Contact:         Kim Headland at (813) 263-7388

NOTE:  All meetings are open to the public.

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District One Quarterly Apartment Managers Meeting

Date of Event: Jul 12 2018 – 9:00am to 10:30am

Tampa Police Department will address community concerns and current crime trends.  Quarterly meetings will be hosted by different complexes allowing them the opportunity to showcase their properties and network with their peers!  An email group will be created allowing managers to communicate with each other. 

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East Tampa Community Advisory Committee Meeting

Date of Event: Jul 10 2018 – 9:00am

Location:     Ragan Park Community Center

                     1200 E. Lake Avenue

                     Tampa, Florida  33610

Date:           Tuesday July 10, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Contact:       Eva Hughes at (813) 242-3807


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Retirement’s Big Health Care Bill, And How To Tame It

Health care is one of the biggest expenses you’ll have in retirement. Plan accordingly.

How much do you need to budget for health care expenses in retirement?

Spoiler alert: It’s a big number with a lot of zeroes.

According to Fidelity Investments, which has been measuring health care costs since 2002, staying healthy will run the average retiree couple about $9,400 per year, or almost $800 per month.

That means the typical 65-year old couple retiring in 2018 will need $280,000 to cover their health care and medical costs throughout retirement.

And here’s the kicker. That does not include any long-term care needs, like a home health aide or assisted living expenses, which would be extra.

Also extra? Medical costs incurred before age 65 due to an early retirement. (Something to keep in mind: over half of all people surveyed retired earlier than planned, many due to unexpected health issues).

Health care costs can be intimidating. But here’s 4 ways to fight back:

1). Have realistic expectations about what medical and health expenses will cost you in retirement, and plan accordingly. Even with Medicare, you’ll be dipping into your pocket to cover the bills.

2).  Make staying healthy a priority. Exercise, eat well, emphasize preventative care, and stay engaged and positive. An active social network can help keep you in top form mentally and physically.

3). Consider using tax-advantaged accounts like HSAs (Health Savings Accounts) to set aside extra savings for health care expenses with pre-tax dollars. In other words, save more and save smart.

4). If possible, keep working until you’re eligible for Medicare at age 65. And delay Social Security benefits as long as possible to maximize your potential retirement income.

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