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Making Retirement a Reality: The Secure Choice Retirement Savings Plan

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Survey findings show nearly all working New Jersey Registered Voters age 35-64 hope to completely retire from working for pay one day. To support this desire many are saving for retirement, but two in three are anxious about having enough money saved in order to actually retire.

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Key findings include:

  • Most agree that saving for retirement through work is important. Seven in ten support a state retirement savings plan that would help New Jersey residents build their own private retirement savings. This plan should be easy to use, low cost and follow employees from job to job.
  • Four in five agree that New Jersey’s elected officials should support a state retirement savings plan that allows all residents to save for retirement through work.
  • Three in five would think more positively of local small businesses that offered employees a retirement plan.
  • The retirement savings plan New Jersey voters support should be easy to use, low cost and follow employees from job to job.

The AARP 2015 New Jersey Work and Save Survey was conducted as a telephone survey among registered voters age 35-64 in New Jersey. The survey collected the opinions of New Jersey residents on retirement security, savings options, and proposed state work and save legislation. The survey was approximately 10 minutes in length. The interviews were conducted in English by Precision Opinion from March 19th to April 4th, 2015.  For more information contact Brittne Nelson at

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