AARP Oregon hosted this Access Live event to discuss retirement savings and building a financial future. Oregon State Treasurer, Tobias Read, was featured on the call to explain the Oregon Saves Program to participants. The Oregon Saves Program is an auto enrollment program that contributes to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Oregon is the first state in the nation to have facilitated such a program which provides all Oregon residents with the opportunity to save for retirement at work, even if their employer doesn’t have a sponsored plan. The program helps alleviate a common obstacle that prevents people from saving for retirement.