Simple Strategies for the Financially Enslaved
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Simple Strategies for the Financially Enslaved

There is a better financial life to be had, and I want to show you how to get there.
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Last updated 4/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 7 Articles
  • 19 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You'll be able to start getting out of debt and advancing your financial life and future.
  • You'll also have strategies to improve your income and build wealth.
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  • You should be able to use a PC at a beginner level.
  • You should be able to navigate Excel & use the PDF application.

This course is for those of you who are "financially enslaved".  You will be able to rise from the ashes, turn your financial life around and start heading towards a better financial future.

Learn How to Overcome Your Current Financial Situation and Gain Power OVER Life. 

  • Learn simple strategies to...
  • Gain power OVER your financial life, so that you can...
  • Build the life you are looking for.

Feeling financially enslaved is not fun, and hardly something to joke about!

When my wife and I were in debt, we felt enslaved.  We felt emotionally drained and constantly stressed about money. That enslavement feeling is what finally fueled us to make some changes and start heading down a better path.

If you are financially enslaved, you may be feeling like you are stuck in your current situation with no where to go.  Your future may look bleak and not very promising.  And you might even feel crushed by the weight of your burden. 

Course Overview

This course dives in to a few simple strategies that can help turn your financial situation around.  We will...

  1. Review the root problem that is causing you to feel "enslaved".
  2. Put you on a game plan to change your habits.
  3. Build your financial house together, from the foundation up with 3 specific "hands-on" tutorials.

You will also have access to me.  I'll be right here to answer any questions that you have!

There are 22 lectures, 1 quizzes, and 15 templates/hand-outs for you click-happy fingers' delight.  If that isn't enough, there is also two bonus sections to address retirement planning and increasing income streams, once you have "risen from the ashes" financially. 

Stop being a slave to your life...there is a better life to be had; and I want to show you how to get there!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is "financially enslaved" - Currently in debt and/or not progressing financially.
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
3 Lectures 10:07

Welcome to the class.  We will discuss what "financially enslaved" really means, what it looks like, and the groups of people who typically fall into this category. 

Preview 01:46

In this lecture, we discuss the question: Why would I pay money, if I'm struggling with money?. We'll review six reasons why this course & myself are worth your money!  We'll also talk about two disclaimers.

Preview 03:58

In this lecture, we discuss my money story.  I'll share what I went through, the pivotal moment of change and how I never want to go back.  We'll also look at putting a game plan together for you to change your habits and build your financial house, together, from the foundation up. 

Preview 04:23
Our Current Society - It's Failing You - The Educational Piece
2 Lectures 05:53

In this lecture, we'll discuss financial and entitlement program statistics to help prove that our society has failed us.  Finally, we'll talk about how the concept of financial freedom has become a lost art. 

You Aren't Alone

In this lecture, we'll talk about debt statistics that should make you scared.  We'll then talk about idiotic and inconceivably stupid decisions (that you might be making right now).  Finally, we'll talk about what the problem is with debt and how "good debt" and "bad debt" is the wrong way of thinking about debt. 

Debt - The Catalyst that Will Ruin Everything

In this quiz, we will review how our current society is failing you!

Our Current Society
4 questions
Change Your Habits
4 Lectures 04:44

Did you realize that spending money and shopping are a real addiction?  We are all addicted to a degree because of Endorphin's and Dopamine. 

Spending Habits Are Truly an Addiction

In this lecture, we'll talk about 12 tips to help break your spending and shopping addiction. 

Tips to Break Your Spending Habits

In this lecture, we talk about how keeping track of your finances is a habit worth picking up.  Tracking = improvement.  At the bare minimum, we recommend doing a few things each month to track your finances. 

Accounting for Your Finance - A Habit Worth Picking Up

Let's talk about making a commitment to yourself to see this plan through.  Also, consider pulling someone else into your journey. 

Make a Commitment
Let's Build a House Together - Theory, Education, & Hands On Approach
7 Lectures 34:58

We will talk about my cabin building story and how the foundation is critical to your success. 

The Foundation is Critical

In this lecture, we will talk about building your house from the foundation up.  We will do so by implementing four specific things into your financial plan. 

A Financial Home Built Correctly Will Stand the Test of Time

Before moving on, let's spend a few minutes talking about what each part of the foundation is and how we can use it to build your financial house correctly. 

Education on the Four Parts of the Foundation

In this lecture, we'll talk about what is included in your "Tool Box" For Success. We'll use all of these as we start to build your house together. 

Your "Tool Box" For Success

In this lecture, we walk through how to create a budget.  If you are a budgeting pro, feel free to skip!

Hands-On Tutorials - Budgeting

In this lecture, we walk through how to create a savings plan. 

Hands On tutorial - Savings Plan

In this lecture, we will walk through how to create a debt destruction plan. 

Hands On Tutorial - Debt Destruction Plan
Wrapping it Up
3 Lectures 04:10

In this lecture, we'll review the course objectives, and I'll say farewell with my best motivational speech.

Review of the Course + My "Pep Talk"

If you need me for anything, and I do mean anything, please let me know!  I have my hands full with a wife and little girl, but I'll response as quickly as I can!

That's it...But it Doesn't End Here

I'd love to have you help me make this program better.  Will you fill out my survey?

Survey - How Can I Make This Better?
**Bonus Section - No Longer "Financially Enslaved"? Now What?
2 Lectures 09:49

In this lecture, we'll talk about the next goal that you should have...early retirement.  What does it look like and how to obtain it!

Retirement Planning

In this lecture, we'll talk about adding income streams and the benefit of doing so.  We also have some awesome tips and ideas to get started. 

Add Income Streams
About the Instructor
Jacob & Ryan Merkley
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985 Students
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Co-Founders of Power Over Life

Jacob & Ryan are the co-founders of Power Over Life - an online website geared towards teaching important life skills to help others gain power OVER their lives. 

Students, fans, and life skill enthusiasts say Jacob & Ryan's down-to-earth approach to life creates an easy way to learn.

Forever students of life, Jacob & Ryan continually try to improve, learn, and grow personally and professionally.  

Jacob has a degree in Accounting and has spent almost a decade in the financial, accounting, and retirement realms.  Most recently, he has gained exposure to the world of Fortune 500 companies, while working for Gamestop.

Ryan has a masters in Nanoscience and continues to have a love for researching everything that you can't "see with the naked eye".  Before receiving his masters degree, he worked for Apple as an Apple at Home Advisor.