The Maximizing Social Security course provides a fundamental working knowledge of the Social Security program as it applies to retirement planning. The materials cover the history of Social Security, how to qualify for benefits, spousal benefits, widow and widower benefits, taxation of benefits, working while you receive benefits, issues involved in claiming benefits early, and strategies to maximize your benefits while developing an income stream in retirement.
The Principles of Retirement Planning course provides a fundamental working knowledge of the principles of conservative retirement planning. The materials cover varied aspects of conservative retirement planning, such as changes in planning paradigms, a history of markets, the impact of Bear markets, retirement budgeting, various aspects of financial decisions, income planning, asset allocation, and more, while highlighting the ABC Planning Model. Students will increase their awareness of the overall risk in the markets, as well as potential asset allocation models to help manage exposure to risk.