Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

Crafting Your Golden Years: A Life Beyond the Office

Picture it: a golden horizon, marked not by work deadlines but by opportunities to explore, learn, and relish the simple joys of life. This is the promise of retirement. Yet, as you embark on this new chapter, it’s essential to understand that it's a transition from work, not from the vibrant tapestry of life itself.

For many, the very term "retirement" evokes dreams of sun-kissed beaches, endless relaxation, and the luxury of time. While these delightful musings have their place, retirement also comes with its own set of responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities. Think of it as a full-time commitment to the most important project yet: yourself.

Whether you're a forward-thinker who began strategizing for retirement early in your career or you've had an epiphany at 60 about the approaching golden years, it's never too late or too early to start planning. The cornerstone of an enriching retirement lies in acknowledging your starting point, embracing the journey, and being transparent about your aspirations and limitations.

In today’s dynamic world, the definition of 'retirement' is continually evolving. Gone are the days of binary transitions from work to complete relaxation. With the advent of modern technology, many are seeking a blend, with flexible work engagements or pursuing passions that were once sidelined. Our course respects all paths, focusing on ensuring a retirement that's independent of mandatory work, yet rich in optional pursuits.

It's undeniable: sacrifices and choices will shape your path to retirement. You might have to tighten your belt, endure a few more years in a challenging job, or even navigate the turbulent waters of workplace politics. While it's tempting to fixate on the negatives, we encourage a paradigm shift. Instead of viewing them as burdens, see them as choices steering you towards a fulfilling retirement.

Envision the boundless potential retirement brings: diving deep into novels, embarking on thrilling travels, indulging in creative ventures, or even attempting that stand-up comedy gig you've always dreamt of! Throughout our prime years, responsibilities often eclipse our true desires. Retirement is the perfect canvas to paint those dreams.

By anchoring your retirement vision in pursuits that genuinely ignite your passion, the journey becomes less about sacrifice and more about choices that pave the way to a fulfilling life. This positive mindset not only makes the preparatory phase more enjoyable but also allows you to embrace retirement with vigor and zest.

From financial planning and health considerations to rediscovering lost hobbies and spending quality time with loved ones, we guide you step-by-step. Remember, it's not about counting down to retirement; it's about making every moment of the journey, and the retirement itself, count. Embrace the adventure, plan with purpose, and let’s create a retirement story that resonates with joy, fulfillment, and unparalleled freedom.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the process of retirement from work, not a retirement from life.
  • Recognize the milestones in retirement preparedness.
  • Identify investing and saving for retirement.
  • Determine an assessment of money, self, family, and work.
  • Recognize the retirement benefits and issues for different types of personalities.
  • Summarize finding a new purpose in retired life.
  • Describe the health risks of retirement.
  • Summarize retirement and its effects on your marriage.
  • Summarize the need and ways to develop new hobbies during retirement.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Why this Course? 1 points
Lesson 1: Its a Retirement from Work, Not a Retirement from Life 9 points
Lesson 2: Milestones in Retirement Preparedness 10 points
Lesson 3: Investing and Saving for Retirement (Part 1) 10 points
Lesson 4: Investing and Saving for Retirement (Part 2) 9 points
Lesson 5: When is the Right Time to Retire? An Assessment of Money, Self, Family, and Work 10 points
Lesson 6: Why Retire? Retirement for Type A Personalities 10 points
Lesson 7: The Nouns of Retirement: People, Places, and Things 10 points
Lesson 8: Finding a New Purpose 10 points
Lesson 9: The Health Risks of Retirement 10 points
Lesson 10: Retirement and Your Marriage 10 points
Lesson 11: Retirement and Education 10 points
Lesson 12: Developing New Hobbies 10 points
The Final Exam 28 points
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