Moderated by Rick Badie
Georgia has endured tough economic times and continues to struggle in the post-recession recovery. A recent report by a nonpartisan think tank offers some perspective on the deep damage incurred to the financial health of our state. I highlight the report’s findings, while two policy analysts outline solutions for greater prosperity.
Georgians: Broke and living paycheck to paycheck
By Rick Badie
Many Georgians are practically broke, living paycheck to paycheck.
Too few of us save for our children’s college education, much less retirement.
And God forbid an emergency slaps us, given that we’re already teetering on a personal financial cliff, just getting by. Many Georgians are one emergency away from financial ruin. So says the Corporation for Enterprise Development, a Washington-based, nonpartisan think tank that focuses on household finances and solutions for low- to moderate-income earners.
The organization recently released the 2013 version of its