Offset Taxes with Retirement Account Contributions

Even in the wake of complex tax provisions, a key to lowering your tax bill is really quite simple: Report lower taxable income. Since few of us actually want to earn less, the next option is to stash as much income as you can into tax-advantaged accounts. If you haven’t contributed the maximum amount to a qualified retirement plan at work throughout…

The Sea Turtle Preservation Society — Helping Sea Turtles Survive

Deciding who or what causes to support is tricky because it's so hard to tell where/what your dollars or donated items are going to. This leaves a lot of people hesitant to get involved within those parameters, preferring instead to volunteer. Residents of Brevard County have alternatives, though, with local organizations that are making a difference right here on the Space Coast. One…

Marker 24, a Boater’s Paradise

Incredible scenery, abundant wildlife, cool summer breezes and shimmering water—it's a boater's paradise living along the Banana River.

Eco

This month at Cocoa Beach Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day on April 22. Inspired by the infinite beauty of the earth—and our desire to preserve and protect it—our feature this month is on the Sea Turtle Preservation Society, which helps our sea turtles survive. In addition, check out our … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce Presents Fiesta Brevard Sponsored by the Nonprofit Task Force Committee of the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, more than 30 organizations that serve children, families and seniors, along with those that care for animals and promote community service, are scheduled to participate in Fiesta Brevard. A percentage of the fee … Continued

Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce 51st Annual Gala

Recognized as one of the Space Coast's premier professional and social events, more than 300 local business leaders, chamber partners and guests attended the event.

Going Green

Living Sustainably in Style Article Nicolette Martin Did you know that in 2016, world plastic production totaled around 335 million metric tons, according to the Earth Day Network? Although you probably can’t singlehandedly change the environmental toll of the amount of plastic pollution that comes from that kind of number, we’ve rounded up a few … Continued

The Quiet Place

The Inn at Cocoa Beach was designed around the concept of providing a quiet, tranquil space for weary travelers and other guests to escape and unwind. The owner, Karen Simpler, knew firsthand how important that was. A world traveler who finds herself abroad six weeks out of every year, Karen purchased the Inn at Cocoa Beach in 1987 after leaving…

Dream Renovations that Really Make a House a Home

Located on the water, hidden behind the walls of a gorgeous two-story, 4,000-square-foot home built in 1992 featuring four bedrooms and four baths, are custom renovations in both the master bath and kitchen areas that merit closer inspection. Performed by Todd Thomas Home Improvements, Inc., each of the rooms has been transformed through the use of neutral tones and natural elements, giving them a comfortable, welcoming feel. The end…

Helping Others: Turning the Tide Through Community Service

Cocoa Beach may offer a laid-back beach life, but it's also a place where members of this vibrant community strive to improve the lives of others. Here are just two examples of people making a difference not only in your community but far beyond its boundaries.