Start Now: A Rescue Plan for Retirement Late Savers
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A Step-by-Step Plan for Having a Prosperous Retirement
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Created by Ronald DeLegge
Last updated 11/2016
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  • 39 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Implement a robust financial plan for retirement
  • Learn how to overcome the slavery of bad habits and procrastination
  • Find hidden money to help you accelerate your retirement savings
  • Set realistic goals and protect your retirement savings
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  • No requirements, just the desire to overcome self-destructive habits that hinder your financial success.

Do you have 15 years or less to go before retiring? Do you have minimal retirement savings? Have you ignored saving for retirement because of problems or other financial obligations? Do you feel like a hopeless failure? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, this course is for you! 

This course will help you to identify the obstacles that have been holding you back from accumulating retirement assets and give you timely strategies for implementing your plan. No longer will you be a slave to ignorance and lame excuses! 

Even if you're age 50 or older and haven't yet saved a dime for retirement, you will learn about simple strategies that will completely revolutionize your retirement plan. Time-proven techniques for dealing with the escalating cost of home and automobile ownership along with credit card debt are covered. 

At some point, everyone will reach the age when they must retire. Will you be ready or will you become a victim of bad habits that doom your financial future? Isn't it time you stopped procrastinating and started making prudent financial choices? This course will help you to accomplish that crucial mission. 

Each section is designed to give you the required skills for implementing and sticking with a retirement savings plan that helps you to reach your goals without pain and stress. Get started today!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anybody who has yet to start or gotten a late start for accumulating money for retirement.
  • This course is not designed for people that already have adequate retirement savings.
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Curriculum For This Course
Welcome Retirement Late Savers!
2 Lectures 10:42

Haven't you procrastinated and wasted enough time NOT saving money? The only way to overcome the dangerous problem of not having adequate retirement savings is to aggressively attack the problem right now. And if you make the grown-up decision to implement positive changes, there's hope. 

Preview 01:48

Various surveys about people and their money have a common thread: People of all age groups are fearful when it comes to financial matters. Whether its paying for healthcare cost or investing in the stock market, fear dominates. In this lecture, Ron explains how to successfully conquer the fears that prevent you from reaching your financial goals. 

Preview 08:54
Strategies for Retirement Late Savers
6 Lectures 11:07

Although many people have the misinformed view that postponing retirement is a total disaster, it's not. In this lesson, Ron shares three strategies for reducing the financial stress of retirement. After digesting this lesson, you will see how to transform a postponed retirement date to your favor. 

How to Transform Postponed Retirement to Your Favor

If you work at a company that offers matching retirement contributions and you're not taking full advantage of your employer's generosity, it could come back to haunt you. 

Never Say "No" to Free Money

Does higher risk lead to higher returns? In this lecture, Ron examines a $500,000 investment portfolio and how taking on more risk doesn't necessarily guarantee wonderful results. The bottom line is that trying to hit the jackpot with high risk strategies to overcome a lack of retirement savings is hazardous to your financial security. 

Preview 02:06

If you're age 50 or older, you may be eligible for catchup contributions to your IRA, Roth IRA, 401(k), or other retirement plan. Taking advantage of this provision will help you to accelerate your retirement savings and to conquer the late savings "curse."

Reversing the Late Retirement Savings "Curse"

Just because you're self-employed or lack an employer that provides matching retirement plan contributions doesn't mean you're doomed. In this lesson, Ron shows you how to jumpstart and accelerate your retirement savings. 

A Remedy for Savers Without a Matching Contributions

If you own collectibles, you have the opportunity to boost your retirement savings by 10% or more. Possessions like art, jewelry, musical recordings, books, wine, and other collectibles can easily be converted to cash, thereby increasing the value of your retirement savings. 

Bolster Your Retirement Savings Another 10% or More
Maintaining a Balanced View of Your Expenses
5 Lectures 06:50

Many current retirees and pre-retirees are stuck with the heavy burden of home ownership. Taxes, insurance, home repairs, and unpaid mortgage balances are all undermining their ability to live a comfortable retirement. In this lesson, you will learn about proven strategies for balancing the stress of home ownership with the need for retirement cash flow. 

Don't Let Home Ownership Sink Your Retirement Plan

This lesson will completely change your perspective on automobile ownership! Instead of following the herd, this lesson shares alternative tactics that sidestep the avoidable expense of owning a car. Beyond saving you money, these techniques are also likely to improve your health!

How to Cut Your Transportation Cost in Half

Where you decide to spend your retirement years will have a big impact on your bottom line. In this lecture, Ron tells you about the three worst U.S. states for retirees and why the place you choose to live will affect your retirement lifestyle for better or worse. Choose wisely!

Preview 01:55

Besides simplifying your life, decluttering your basement, spare bedroom, or garage can allow you to monetize those spaces. Although it may not seem like much, it can add up to thousands of dollars toward your retirement plan over the years. 

The Math of Decluttering Your Life

Having credit card debt is never a satisfactory excuse for delaying the implementation of your retirement savings plan. People who have self-respect always pay themselves first. And in this lesson, you'll discover how to successfully reduce and eliminate your debt. 

The Art of Attacking Credit Card Debt
Keeping Your Financial Plan on Path
2 Lectures 10:07

Before you can get your money right, you first need to get your mindset right. And in this lecture, Ron tackles eight super common by super incorrect myths about money. 

8 Money Myths that Could Sink You

The only way to escape the trap of retirement insecurity is to aggressively attack the problem right now. You must conquer the bad habits of procrastination and a lack of discipline. What happens from this point forward - good or bad - is your responsibility. Ron summarizes why the strategies covered in this course will help you to reshape your retirement savings for the better. But to succeed, you must take immediate action. 

Final Step: Implementing Your Plan
Remembering What You Learned
0 Lectures 00:00

How to cut the impact of a major expense. 

Reducing Transportation Costs
1 question

Tips on how to jumpstart your retirement plan. 

Accelerating Your Retirement Savings
1 question

What you need to remember about risk. 

Financial risk and performance.
1 question

Cutting the cost of owning a home can increase your retirement savings. 

Dealing with Home Ownership
1 question

Winning by beating your financial fear. 

Conquering Fear
1 question
About the Instructor
Ronald DeLegge
4.8 Average rating
49 Reviews
305 Students
4 Courses
Lead Investor and Teacher

Financial Professional, Author, Founder @ ETFguide, and Podcast Host.

Today's uncertain investment climate requires a strategy that's truly remarkable, executable, and proven. Nobody knows this better – and no one can teach this better – than Ron DeLegge.

Ron has analyzed and graded more than $150 million in investment portfolios and he knows the essential ingredients for building, growing, and protecting a portfolio of investments. In addition to being the founder of one of the most popular ETF investing websites in the world (ETFguide) Ron is also the inventor of the Portfolio Report Card grading system and host of the Index Investing Show.

With more than 25 years in the financial services industry, Ron's real-world investing experience is what makes him the ideal teacher for those who want to build and manage their own investment portfolios.

Ron has joined Udemy's roster of talented instructors to share his wealth of knowledge and experience with people who are already investing or who want to get started.