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Recent statistics suggest that nearly two-thirds of Americans regret not planning properly for retirement. We tend to underestimate the key factors of retirement planning: our total lifespan; the probable length of our retirement; and, perhaps most significant, how much money we’ll need to fund those years in retirement. In fact, retirement planning can feel so overwhelming that many of us put off thinking about it at all until it’s too late to make the necessary changes. 

Of course, the future tends to get here before we know it - and it does not arrive with its own financial security unless we plan it that way. In How to Plan for the Perfect Retirement, Professor Dana Anspach of Sensible Money, LLC will be your step-by-step guide to help you create the future you want. No matter how old you are or how far along in your working life, it’s never too early or too late to develop a plan that works for you. Professor Anspach will take the mystery out of retirement planning by identifying specific questions you need to ask yourself, explaining exactly how to examine your personal finances, and demonstrating how a small change now can benefit you greatly later on. With vibrant and informative graphics, illuminating statistics, revealing real-world stories, and crystal-clear explanations, this course will make planning for retirement clearer and more attainable than ever before. 

In this course, you’ll learn specific steps you should take right now to help you plan for the future no matter your income level, age, or family circumstance. Beginning to form a concrete plan allows you to take actionable steps and leave the worry behind. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

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Great overview

Answering a lot of questions 9 months from retirement, essential read before retirement, cash and bond positions clearly explained

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important topic

Great insight and clear advise, well worth the listen. especially if retirement is in the your future.

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Great content

Great content. Easy to follow. Gave interesting examples and options to consider. A very good starting point with some good resources to look at next.

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Average quality course

Nothing really special here but all knowledge bestowed adds to the bucket of wisdom. I would only recommend listening to this to diversify your retirement literacy.

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Facts and application

I wish I had listened and learned the information sooner, as I'm about a year from retirement, but still gleaned a lot!

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Great suggestions!

I am an experienced investor & learned tons about good choices to make to maximize my assets in retirement & in the period just before. I recommend this to everyone over 50!

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Good book

Nice to hear strategies on how to spend in retirement and not just an other option on how to save money for retirement.

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Clear, Refreshing, and Reassuring!

After channeling many years of attention and energy into work, embarking on retirement feels a bit bewildering, and all the decisions needed to be made feels daunting. There is so much to learn in such a short span of time. What I liked most about "How to Plan for the Perfect Retirement," by Dana Anspach is how clear and easy-to-understand the course is. In a patient, reassuring voice, Professor Anspach lays out facts, options, and helpful case studies. Confusing terminology and strange acronyms from the financial world are avoided. Refreshingly, she is not in this course trying to impress the listener, or sell the listener something, but simply trying to inform and educate. I enjoyed her breakdown of planning and strategies, once retired, into the go-go years, the slow-go years, and the no-go years. Lesson 8 on how to make your retirement savings last was especially illuminating. It was also a nice idea to include the pdf to allow you to go back and take a second look. I have already recommended this course to family and friends!

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Outstanding and current in 2022

I recently retired and can attest to the value and accuracy of this course. I highly recommend it for anyone planning for retirement even if years out, up through current retirees.

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Excellent Information On Retirement Planning

This is an excellent audio course if you are interested in retirement planning. It's very informative and concise, packed with valuable information. It's obvious that the author is very knowledgeable and cares about retirement planning. I've listened to a number of books on retirement planning, and this course was probably the best I've found. The course covers a lot of valuable information and was easy to understand. I've been researching and learning information on retirement planning, as this is an excellent audio book on the topic. Highly recommended. Thanks to the author for such a great course.

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good course

There is a lot of good information in that course, while the principles apply to everywhere, the course is very much tailored to the American market.

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  • 03-19-21

Good course, mainly for Americans

Great course, but please note it is centred around pension options in the US. The general idea is applicable everywhere but not the details.