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Course Description

Retirement for many of us can already be a fact of life.  For others, it is looming on the horizon and the closer we get the more uneasy we feel about that next step.  We are filled with questions about just how we will pay for our retirement.  What will it cost?  How much will you get from Social Security?  What if you do not wish to quit working entirely, but are being forced into retirement by your company? Are you ready for retirement emotionally?
 
There are many questions about retirement, mainly because retirement is now considered a phase of our lives rather than a couple years spent marking time after we stop working.  The latest statistics indicate that most people who retire today can look forward to decades of time spent in retirement, and with that much time on our hands, it is imperative that we plan carefully.  We need to develop a financial plan.  We need to develop a health and exercise plan.  We need to develop and emotional and social support plan.

This online class will address a number of these issues and give you a place to start.  Financial concerns regarding IRA's, insurance, and what you should do with your house will be addressed.  Specific health recommendations will be made to maximize your physical condition during retirement.  And what about your social and family relationships?  Most of us have allowed these very important relationships to lapse when our happiness during retirement is actually based on them.

Finally, we will talk about how to prepare for retirement and what you will do with your time.  There are many of us who really wanted to do something else with our lives.  Once you retire from your "real" job, you may be very pleasantly surprised to realize that you can now finally pursue the life of your dreams.
 
Retirement Planning

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Course Lessons

  • Lesson One : The Plan for Retirement

    Far too many people have only a vague idea of what retirement is, and therefore simply wait for it to happen and make no plans for it. This is a recipe for disaster.
  • Lesson Two: Investing

    The last third of our lives can be spent in that state commonly referred to as "retirement".
  • Lesson Three: More Sources of Retirement Income

    Social Security was initially established in 1935 as a social insurance plan to provide supplementary income for retired or disabled individuals.
  • Lesson Four: Other Sources of Retirement Income

    The first piece of real estate to consider in your retirement is your own home. If you have owned your home for years and not tapped into the equity for any reason, you could realize a great deal of money from it.
  • Lesson Five: Unexpected or Unanticipated Expenses

    Taxes have been a constant; sales tax, property tax, income tax, etc. Most Americans have managed to handle taxes without becoming intimately involved.
  • Lesson Six: Investing In Health

    Now that we've given you a good understanding of your financial retirement responsibilities, it is now time to address the other vital concerns to hel ensure a terrific retirement phase of your life.
  • Lesson Seven: Family Life

    Retirement is when you reap what you have been sowing all these years. Only this lesson is about family and not about money.
  • Lesson Eight: Silver and Gold

    Any social relationship is typically based on proximity and convenience. They arise out of our daily activities; school, church, and work. Look at your own social circle.
  • Lesson Nine: Developing Interests and Self-Worth

    Many of us envision retirement as that long awaited endless summer vacation. We've been vigilant about preparing ourselves financially and when the big day finally arrives, many of us are disappointed.
  • Lesson Ten: Where To Live

    Retirement often brings to mind places of infinite sunshine and a number of retirees sell everything and move to Florida or Arizona. For some, this is like moving to paradise.
  • Lesson Eleven: How to Live the Life of Your Dreams

    By now you will have discovered that retirement is not a short period where you sit around waiting to die.
Course Title: Retirement Planning
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
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Course Number: 8900064
Course Type: How To
Course URL: http://retirementplanning.onlineclasses.com
Instructor: John Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Requirements: View Technical Requirements
Course Fee: Basic Course: $30.00 (no CEU Certification)
  with CEU Certification: $55.00
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11 Contact Hours
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CEU Value: 1.1 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
Standard: Course Adheres to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define the plan for retirement.
  • Describe investing techniques.
  • Describe sources of retirement income.
  • Summarize unexpected or unanticipated expenses.
  • Summarize reason and methods for investing in health.
  • Describe family life.
  • Describe silver and gold in terms of investment.
  • Summarize developing interests and defining self-worth.
  • Summarize where to live.
  • Summarize the basic principles for living the life of your dreams, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1: Assignment 1Assignment20
Lesson One: The Plan for RetirementExam12
Lesson 2: Assignment 1Assignment30
Lesson Two: InvestingExam11
Lesson 3: Assignment 1Assignment30
Lesson Three: More Sources of Retirement IncomeExam12
Lesson 4: Assignment 1Assignment25
Lesson Four: Other Sources of Retirement IncomeExam12
Lesson 5: Assignment 1Assignment20
Lesson Five: Unexpected or Unanticipated ExpensesExam12
Lesson 6: Assignment 1Assignment20
Lesson Six: Investing In HealthExam11
Lesson 7: Assignment 1Assignment25
Lesson Seven: Family LifeExam12
Lesson 8: Assignment 1Assignment20
Lesson Eight: Silver and GoldExam12
Lesson 9: Assignment 1Assignment25
Lesson Nine: Developing Interests and Self-WorthExam12
Lesson 10: Assignment 1Assignment20
Lesson Ten: Where To LiveExam12
Lesson 11: Assignment 1Assignment20
Lesson Eleven: How to Live the Life of Your DreamsExam12
The Final Exam: Retirement PlanningExam540
Total Points:930

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