It's already been four years since the first of the baby boomers reached what used to be known as retirement age — 65. This year, Generation X begins turning 50.
On top of that, the very way New Jerseyans retire is changing from what was true for earlier generations. Disappearing pensions, increased longevity, a culture of spending, the impact of the Great Recession, and New Jersey’s high cost of living have all contributed to these changes.
AARP surveyed voters age 35 to 64 across the state to understand how prepared residents feel about their financial future. In this NJ Spotlight webinar, we learned more about key survey results, including voters’ hopes for retirement, anxiety over running out of money, workplace-savings programs, and support for a state-sponsored workplace savings plan.
Senior Research Advisor with AARP’s Policy, Research & International Affairs
Sarah Mysiewicz Gill
Senior Legislative Representative, AARP Government Affairs
Editor in Chief NJ Spotlight
Sponsored by AARP-NJ