Hero Spotlight: Deputy Eric Blake

Deputy Eric Blake has recently retired with twenty-six years of service from the Broward Sheriff’s Office. His latest assignment was as a School Resource Deputy in Parkland BSO where the students loved him so much that they created, “Deputy Blake Day” to celebrate his positive impact on them. The Broward Deputy Sheriffs Association, I.U.P.A. Local 6020 shared on social media to recognize and appreciate Deputy Blake on the occasion of [...]

August 3rd, 2023|

Who am I now? Building a new life in retirement

I have crossed a line. This line separates an active career from a life of not getting up at any specific time, having my coffee wherever I want it, taking lunch when and where I want to, and busying myself with projects I choose, rather than those others have prioritized for me. I have crossed into retirement. My journey to retirement came in stages, really, after I left my career [...]

August 3rd, 2023|

7 Early Retirement Health Insurance Options to Consider

If you find yourself without health insurance due to early retirement, filling in your coverage gap is essential. Going without health insurance can have devastating consequences for your finances and your health. Read on to find out how to protect yourself and mitigate cos

June 13th, 2023|

Photos of the Week: Quill and Badge Award Recipient Mr. Rich Roberts

At the close of Police Week, President Cabral honored Mrs. Rich Roberts with the Quill and Badge Award, awarded to her husband, Mr. Rich Roberts, I.U.P.A.’s PIO, posthumously. Rich began working for the I.U.P.A. in 1995 and served as PIO until his retirement in 2017. On this, in his award letter, President Cabral stated, “It is with heartfelt gratitude that we recognize the decades of contributions that Rich made to [...]

June 7th, 2023|

9 Practical Ways for Retirees to Save Money Daily

Many retirees constantly worry about how much money they are spending. After all, once you retire, you no longer can count on a paycheck arriving every week. Fortunately, there are many ways to avoid overspending. So if you’re retired or planning to retire soon, here are some ways to cut costs and save money on a daily basis. Do you dream of retiring early? Retiring early is a goal for many, [...]

June 7th, 2023|
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