The Only Retirement Guide You’ll Ever Need
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The Only Retirement Guide You’ll Ever Need

Learn everything you need to plan your dream retirement
4.7 (4 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
548 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2019
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 18 articles
  • 13 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to discover fulfillment and live the retirement life you really want.
  • How to invest to reach your retirement goals and never outlive your savings.
  • How to score up to $12,000 more in Social Security benefits every year!
  • How to stay in top shape and manage your medical costs.
  • Whether to downsize and where to live during your retirement years.
  • A simple, proven system to destroy every debt you have in record time.
  • Why you don’t need a financial planner, and how to be your own.
Requirements
  • Students should be ready to fundamentally change their thinking about money
  • Students should be prepared to truly visualize and work toward their retirement dreams, not just commit to an arbitrary financial goal
  • No prior knowledge of financial planning, Social Security, Medicare or other topics is required
Description

Retirement changes everything. For one, you lose a big part of your identity. (Think about it: When you meet someone, one of the first things you say is “What do you do?”)

For another, you’ll be living at least partially on money you can’t replace. There’s no starting over, no recouping losses.

Finally, unless you’re super rich, there’s no way to be absolutely certain you’ll have enough.

Have you imagined running out of money and being too old to make more? If you haven’t, trust me: You will.

In short, it’s hard to approach retirement confident that you’ll be OK, both mentally and financially.

But I want to change that.

This course has everything to plan the rest of your life, know you’ll have enough, and make your retirement dreams a reality!

In fun-to-watch video and easy-to-follow text, this course will prove you can:

  • Discover fulfillment and live the retirement life you really want.

  • Quickly become a master of organization: no more paperwork hunting!

  • Know whether to downsize and where to live your retirement years.

  • Use a simple, proven system to destroy every debt you have in record time.

  • Create a spending plan that maxes your savings and minimizes expenses.

  • Learn to invest to reach your retirement goals and never outlive your savings.

  • Know for sure you’ll have enough to live the life you want.

  • Score up to $12,000 more in Social Security every year!

  • Be your own financial planner.

  • Stay in top shape and manage medical costs.

I'm Stacy Johnson, host of the Money Talks television news series, syndicated to dozens of network affiliated TV stations nationwide for nearly 40 years. I've earned licenses in stocks, commodities, options principal, life insurance, real estate and securities supervisory. I've also been awarded two Emmys and published 5 personal finance books.

I’ve literally spent my entire adult life offering advice on how to make more and spend less; first as a CPA, then a financial planner and finally as a journalist and the founder/CEO of Money Talks News, where I help more than half a million readers live their best financial lives every day.

And these days, I’m approaching a different phase of my life. If you’re over 45, so are you. Retirement is no longer a vague, “someday” concept. It’s coming, and coming fast.

Will you be ready?

If I have anything to say about it, you will. So buy the course, and let's get started!

Who this course is for:
  • This online course is ideal for anyone between the ages of 45 and 65: close enough to retirement to picture it and still influence the outcome. But that doesn’t mean other people wouldn’t find it helpful -- the sooner you start, the better your retirement can be.
Course content
Expand all 68 lectures 04:05:48
+ Introduction
5 lectures 13:50

An introduction to instructor Stacy Johnson, founder and CEO of Money Talks News.

Preview 01:59

While you don't need to know anything about me for this course to work for you, you may be curious about my credentials.

About Me
02:19

I talk briefly about what retirement was like for my parents, and why it's going to be different for me and you. I'm here to reassure you that you'll have enough -- and explain how you're going to replace fear and uncertainty with confidence and control.

Where We Are and How We Got Here
03:27
How to Use This Course
04:31
+ Week 2: Discovering Where You Are
5 lectures 13:16
Discovering Where You Are
06:56
Video: How to Simplify Your Financial Life
01:17
Video: Stressing Over Money? Here's How to Stop
01:36
Video: Traits Successful People Have in Common
01:45
Quiz: Discovering Where You Are
5 questions
+ Week 3: Creating a Spending Plan
4 lectures 13:58
Video: Creating a Spending Plan
02:05
Creating a Spending Plan
08:40
Video: How to Be a Budgeting Superstar
01:37
Video: Lazy Man's Guide to Money Management
01:36
Quiz: Creating a Spending Plan
5 questions
+ Week 4: How to Destroy Debt
5 lectures 22:09
Video: How to Destroy Debt
01:41
How to Destroy Debt
15:28
Video: The Best and Worst Ways to Deal With Debt
01:39
Video: How to Pay Off $10,000 in Debt This Year
01:48
Video: Need Help With Debt? Here's Where to Find It Free
01:33
Quiz: How to Destroy Debt
5 questions
+ Week 5: Social Security Secrets
5 lectures 19:39
Video: Social Security Secrets
02:30
Social Security Secrets
12:34
Video: How to Max Your Social Security Income When You Retire
01:38
Video: This Is Why People Retire Poor
01:34
Video: Why You Should Delay Retirement
01:23
Quiz: Social Security Secrets
6 questions
+ Week 6: Investing for Retirement
4 lectures 15:03
Video: Investing for Retirement
02:10
Investing for Retirement
09:37
Video: The 60-Second Guide to Investing Your Retirement Savings
01:32
Video: The 5 Golden Rules of Retiring Rich
01:44
Quiz: Investing for Retirement
5 questions
+ Week 7: Financial Planning Concepts
4 lectures 17:42
Video: Financial Planning Concepts
02:00
Financial Planning Concepts
12:32
Video: How to Know You'll Have Enough to Retire
01:36
Video: Stressing Over Your 401(k)? Here's How to Stop
01:34
Quiz: Financial Planning Concepts
5 questions
+ Week 8: Timing Your Retirement
3 lectures 09:45
Video: Timing Your Retirement
01:18
Timing Your Retirement
06:46
Video: How to Pick the Best Target Date Fund
01:41
Quiz: Timing Your Retirement
3 questions
+ Week 9: Reverse Mortgages and Annuities
5 lectures 17:38
Video: Reverse Mortgages and Annuities
01:56
Reverse Mortgages and Annuities
10:43
Video: Top Alternatives to Reverse Mortgages
01:35
Video: Can You Live on Social Security?
01:42
Video: The Secret Fee That's Stealing Your Retirement
01:42
Quiz: Reverse Mortgages and Annuities
5 questions