You Are Here: Home » Business

Business section

Why Family Feuds Erupt After the Will is Read

Sibling Rivalries, Grudges Will Surface When Money is at Stake The recently deceased don’t always ingratiate themselves with their survivors when it comes time to read the will. “People want to control things from the grave, not just throw a bunch of money in a beneficiary’s lap,” says family wealth guru John Pankauski, author of the new book, “Pankauski's Trustee's Guide: 10 Steps to Family Trustee Excelle ...

Read more

Are We Forgetting Something Essential When Planning Retirement?

Most people have some kind of lifestyle vision for retirement. Unfortunately, without proper planning their dreams won’t always become a reality as they enter the encore time of their lives, says Michael Bivona, a certified public accountant who retired almost 20 years ago. “I had a simple plan: When I stopped working I planned on living on my 42-foot Chris Craft cruiser with my wife, Barbara, which was a v ...

Read more

Avoiding Hidden Flight, Hotel Fees

By Jason Alderman The last few years have been tough economically for many people. Unemployment fears combined with plunging home, stock and retirement account values caused many to forgo big vacations – even though stressful times are when we most need to recharge our batteries. But with the economy turning around, many families are cautiously dipping their toes in the travel pool once again. Hotel occupan ...

Read more

Your Retirement Plans Can be Imperial When Long-Term Care Needs Arise

There’s a tendency to give a silent cheer any time the average life expectancy grows a little longer. But long life also has its downsides. “Not everyone will spend all of their retirement years being active and doing all the fun things they planned,” says Mark Cardoza, author of the book “Positioning 4 Retirement.” “Many people will end up needing long-term care, such as in nursing homes, and that can be e ...

Read more

First African-American woman to own a billion-dollar business offers tips for success

by Scott Stump, TODAY Janice Bryant Howroyd has gone from one of 11 children growing up in segregated North Carolina to the first African-American female to own a billion-dollar business, turning $900 in her pocket when she left her hometown in 1976 into a vast fortune. The founder of Act1 Group, a multi-billion-dollar staffing firm that does business in 75 cities across the world, Howroyd has lived by four ...

Read more

Newman Elected JAA Board Chair

The JAXPORT Board of Directors has unanimously selected a new slate of officer. The following officers will each serve a one-year term starting July 1, 2015: Chair: Dr. John Allen Newman Vice Chair: Robert F. Spohrer Treasurer: James P. Citrano Secretary: Ed Fleming Dr. Newman is Senior Pastor of The Sanctuary at Mt. Calvary, Spohrer is President of Spohrer & Dodd, Citrano is retired Managing Director o ...

Read more

Working Your Way Through Retirement

If your Golden Years Leave You Bored or Broke, Consider Part-Time Job Many people who waited eagerly for the day they could stop working and enjoy a leisurely retirement find that the reality doesn’t match their dreams. “Some people are not prepared financially or mentally to retire,” says Michael Bivona, a retired CPA and author of the book “Retiring? Beware!! Don’t Run Out of Money and Don’t Become Bored” ...

Read more

For Black Homeowners, Great Recession has not Receded

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Most economists agree that the Great Recession, sparked by the housing market crash, officially ended in 2009, but the fallout from the crisis will continue to hurt Black families, especially Black homeowners, for decades to come, according to a new report commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). “In 2007, median wealth e ...

Read more

First Thursdays Partners with JUL for Business Loan Match Program

City of Jacksonville political members were invited to join a small business development discussion during the First Thursday Jacksonville June meeting at the Jacksonville Urban League. First Thursdays has been a driving force behind assisting entrepreneurs with resources to gain insight into local, national and government contracts. Their current agenda is a business loan match partnership with the Jackson ...

Read more

SunTrust Bank, Operation HOPE and City of Jacksonville Launch Hope Inside Certified Plus

More than 85 members of the community attended the April 28th grand opening celebration of the Hope Inside Certified Plus program, a free monthly seminar session that allow residents the opportunity to become better educated on topics such as home ownership and credit and money management. The event featured speakers from the program’s partnering organizations—SunTrust Bank, Operation HOPE and the City of J ...

Read more
Scroll to top