Public Policy Blog

The latest from Southern Bancorp Community Partners’ Policy Team on issues affecting economic security in our markets and beyond.

Keep Your Eye on the Prize… (Linked Savings)

By Kathryn Hazelett Practically everyone knows that we should be saving, and yet we still don’t do it. Or at least we don’t save enough. Add our general lack of savings to the fact that most families will experience a financial shock[i]within a year, and it’s easy to...

Selfies for Retirement?

Innovative thinking on saving today…for tomorrow. When it comes to retirement, the first question that usually pops up is, “How much should I save?” Many financial advisors suggest a retirement savings equal to 70% of present income spread over a period of 20 years....