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NEW Podcast Episode: A Deep Dive into Retirement Savings in Georgia

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ATLANTA, Georgia -- In the latest installment of 'Nothing But a Number,' we embark on a journey through the intricate landscape of retirement savings legislation in Georgia. Hosted by Alice Bennett, the Associate State Director for Advocacy at AARP Georgia, this episode serves as a beacon of hope for those navigating the maze of financial planning.

Joined by financial expert Lee Baker from Apex Financials, Bennett delves into the pressing need for Work and Save legislation within the state. Despite Georgia's reputation as a business-friendly environment, a significant portion of small business employees lack access to adequate retirement savings options.

Their dialogue unveils sobering statistics: 50% of individuals reaching retirement age lack sufficient savings for a comfortable life, and a staggering 60% have no retirement savings at all. Lee underscores the crucial role of businesses in facilitating retirement savings for their employees, especially in the absence of traditional pension plans.

Whether you're an individual seeking to fortify your retirement or a business leader advocating for systemic change, this episode serves as a clarion call to action. By engaging with local leaders, lobbying policy makers, and championing legislative initiatives like Work and Save, we can collectively mold a brighter financial future for all.

But don't just take our word for it—tune in to the full episode on your preferred streaming platform. Listen firsthand as Alice Bennett and Lee Baker dissect the intricacies of retirement savings legislation and present actionable solutions for a more secure future.

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Your future self will thank you for it.

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