Achieve Financial Independence And Retire Early!
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Achieve Financial Independence And Retire Early!

Achieve financial independence and retire early by taking control of your personal finances and investing wisely!
4.6 (10 ratings)
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Created by James McAllister
Last updated 9/2015
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Cut your expenses by as much as 75%!
  • Put your money to work for you by using an incredibly common investing strategy that you can start today!
  • Retire as early as 30 years old!
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Requirements
  • No financial background or knowledge whastoever is necessary for this course!
  • Currently having a job will allow you to put much of the advice to use more quickly, but is not required.
  • The concepts in the investing section of this course apply to everybody, but the example brokerage and portfolio we use is geared towards U.S. investors. To remedy this issue, simply use an alternate investment group that accepts payments from your country.
Description

This course is completely updated and current through 2017! Join over 1000 students who have already enrolled in this course!

How incredible would be to quit your day job and retire early, spending the rest of your life doing things you love? When you become financially independent, the income your assets generate for you are greater than your expenses, meaning your job is no longer necessary.

This course contains over 2 hours of content, teaching you exactly what you need to do to achieve financial independence and retire early.

Using the simple concepts taught in this course, you are going to learn how to take control of your personal finances to decrease your spending, without sacraficing the quality of your life in any way. You will also learn how to increase your income from sources other than paid employment. Finally, you'll put all of this extra money to work for you using a common, passive investing strategy that requires no economic knowledge or maintenance.

The concepts taught in this course are simple to understand, and are applicable to anybody, regardless of your background. Financial independence is possible for anybody who is willing to work for it, even if you are only making minimum wage.

To take this course, you must be prepared to make serious changes in both your life and your mindset towards money. While you'll learn how to take control of your finances and put your money to work, only you can take the advice within this course and put it to use.

Bear in mind that you will be planning for the long-term. While you can begin preparing for financial independence today, you can not magically retire tomorrow. The information takes time and patience to implement and see results from, but I promise you will be so thankful that you made these decisions later down the road.

Rest assured I will be here with you every step of the way to help you on the path towards financial freedom. By the time you finish this course, you will be closer to retirement than 99% of people alive today - and that's truly something amazing. I'm looking forward to having you as a student, and I can't wait to hear your success story!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is made for people who want to take control of their life, and are willing to make serious changes for their own good. People who value their freedom and want to spend their life doing things they love rather than working a boring, dead-end job will find this course to be life-changing!
  • If you'd rather continue to trade hours for dollars and you want to work until the day you die, than don't take this course.
  • Finally, anybody who is already retired may not find certain sections of this course to be applicable.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 29 Lectures Collapse All 29 Lectures 02:02:47
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Introduction To Financial Independence
4 Lectures 16:53

Welcome to the course! In this lecture, we will discuss what it actually means to become financially independent. You'll also learn how financial independence will allow you to retire early - far before the traditional retirement age of 65!

Preview 02:22

In this lecture, you will learn what is necessary to achieve financial independence. The concepts are actually quite simple once you know them!

Preview 03:07

If the concepts are easy, it doesn't really make much sense that more people aren't working towards financial independence. Unfortunately, there are a few reasons for this, which we will discuss in this lecture.

Preview 08:47

Time is our most precious resource. If you're on the fence on whether or not you want to embark on this journey, perhaps this lecture will convince you. The freedom early retirement grants you is incredible and will change your life - and the lives of people around you!

Preview 02:37

Section One Quiz
4 questions
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Career And Income
6 Lectures 24:30

Did you know that you will have to save 3x as much money per month to retire if you waited 10 years than if you started right now? That's the power of compound interest! While it's never too late to start, your job will be a lot easier if you start as soon as possible.

The Benefits Of Starting Early
04:55

Many people falsely believe that college is absolutely necessary, that it's their best choice - financially and otherwise. Unfortunately, this isn't always true, and many people are going to college when they actually shouldn't be. In this lecture, you'll learn when college makes sense, and when it should be avoided.

Is College Still A Good Choice? Not Always!
03:31

What your financial life will look life after college will largely depend on your major. If you're going to go to college and you actually want to be able to retire early, make sure you're majoring in one of these areas!

Best College Majors For Early Retirement
03:14

No college education? No problem! Here are 25 high paying jobs that do not require a college degree.

25 High Paying Jobs That Do Not Require A College Degree
5 pages

While it's definitely not for everybody, entrepreneurship is perhaps the best way to build massive wealth quickly. While it often takes extreme effort and many failures, along with risking time and money, entrepreneurship can be an extremely rewarding career path that can grant freedom and money unlike any other.

Entrepreneurship - An Alternate Path
04:04

Contrary to popular belief, it does not require a lot of money to start a business. Here are some example businesses you can start with less than $100!

5 Low-Capital Business Ideas
08:46

Section Two Quiz
4 questions
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Transforming Your Personal Finances
8 Lectures 31:14

There two ways to reach your wealth goals faster - spend less (and thus, save more) or incresae your income. Although both are great choices, spending less of your paycheck will actually be more beneficial than making more money if your goal is early retirement. In this lecture, you'll learn why!

Why Spending Less Is More Powerful Than Making More
04:06

It is very important to keep track of your finances and figure out where your money is actually going each month. This lecture will help you with this!

Analyzing Your Spending
04:09

Here is a list of sample income sources and expenditures that will help you with budgeting and analyzing your spending.

Sample Income And Expenses Categories For You To Fill Out
2 pages

The lack of an emergency fund wrecks havoc on people's lives, and often puts them into huge financial trouble. We will all have financial emergencies at some point of our lives, so it's very important we are prepared for it, and won't have to take on crippling credit card debt in the event of an emergency.

Creating An Emergency Fund
02:42

Many people have the false idea that all debt is bad, and that debt should be avoided at all costs. This isn't actually true - some debt can be beneficial in certain situations, and you should actually keep it around as long as you can!

Good Debt Vs. Bad Debt
03:19

Bad debt can drastically lengthen the time it takes you to achieve financial independence. In this lecture, you will learn one simple concept that will prevent you from accumulating any form of bad debt - completely!

A Foolproof Method Of Avoiding Bad Debt
02:26

You may think you're earning X amount of dollars at your job, but chances are, you're making a lot less money than you probably think you are. After all, have you thought about the money you spend driving to and from work, on work clothes, lunches, the time you spend preparing for work, and relaxing after it's over? Your real hourly wage is a lot less than whatever you think it is now!

The Hidden Costs Of Having A Job
05:27

In this lecture, you will learn where you can cut your expenses without seeing a decrease in yoru quality of life whatsoever!

How To Cut Your Expenses And Live Comfortably
09:05

Section Three Quiz
7 questions
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Putting Your Money To Work
5 Lectures 22:11

To someone who has never invested before, the stock market can appear complicated and confusing. However, investing is actually a lot easier and a lot safer than you think, if you use the extremely common investing strategy shared in this lecture!

Intro To The Stock Market, + Why Investing Is Safer And Easier Than You Think
06:12

In this lecture, I will share with you an example stock portfolio that will actually do better than 98% of professionals. Yes, I'm being completely truthful with you - although most professionals try to beat this portfolio, very few are able to do so.

A Sample Portfolio That Will Beat 98% Of Professionals
05:22

Acquiring rental properties is another fantastic way to achieve financial independence, but investing in real estate is drastically different than investing in the stock market. In this lecture, we will discuss the pros and cons of real estate investing, and help you decide whether or not it'd be a good choice for you!

Are Rental Properties A Good Idea? Weighing The Pros And Cons
06:10

While investing is pretty simple and straightforward once you know how to do it, there are rules you'll want to follow to maximize your returns. Follow these rules, and you will do very well!

6 Investing Tips You MUST Follow To Achieve Financial Independence
04:27

When it comes to investing your money for retirement, you are given a lot of options. Here is where you should place your money, in order!

Where To Place Your Money, In Order
1 page

Section Four Quiz
6 questions
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Early Retirement!
3 Lectures 11:23

How do you know how much money you actually need to retire? In this lecture, you will learn the formula you can use to calculate the exact amount of money you'll need.

How You Know You Have Enough To Retire - The 4% Rule
03:08

Transitioning from working life to life as a retiree can be challenging for some people. In this lecture, I will share with you tips that will make this transition easier.

Adapting To Life After You Retire
05:13

Many people actually become much richer after they retire, and that is because they finally have the time to increase their income, often in forms that do not require them to trade hours of their life for dollars. This is called passive income, and in this lecture, you will learn ways to create it if you wish to do so!

Improve Your Income Further By Creating Passive Income
03:02

Section Five Quiz
2 questions
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Conclusion And Bonuses
3 Lectures 02:36

I appreciate you taking the time to go through this course, and I hope you have gained a lot of value from it. In this lecture, I'll help you decide the best course of action to take next and continue making progress towards your goals.

I can't wait to hear your success story!

Conclusion
02:36

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About the Instructor
James McAllister
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Blogger, Marketer, Entrepreneur

Hi! My name is James McAllister, and I am a blogger, businessman, but most importantly, an entrepreneur.

I have been blogging for over 7 years. During that time, I have figured out exactly what works, and what's to be avoided. I don't just enjoy blogging though - I have written many best-selling books under various pen names, and have explored nearly everything internet marketing has to offer. I've done everything from freelance web design to selling on Amazon, and I'm constantly expanding my knowledge of making money online!

A bit more about me. I started my first website at the age of 11, and have since gone on to make a full-time living online. Here on Udemy, I would love to teach you what brought me to where I am today!