Will you be ready for retirement? If you're like most people, saving for retirement can seem daunting and you are just not quite sure where to begin. If that sounds like you, there are on-demand video courses available from the Frisco Public Library’s Linked-In Learning, opens a new window platform that can help in about the same amount of time as watching a movie.
Here are just a couple of courses for beginners available on Linked-In Learning:
Planning for Retirement [Beginner]
In this one-hour video course, financial export Natalie Taylor introduces all the steps that you should take to begin preparing yourself for retirement. Natalie discusses how to balance saving with other goals and steps through developing a vision for what retirement might look like. She explains the different retirement accounts from 401k to Roth IRA and traditional savings accounts. Natalie goes into how much you should be saving for retirement and the power of setting micro goals. She covers the basics of investing, then concludes with an explanation of how much you should withdraw so that you can maintain your income over your lifetime.
Understanding Capital Markets [Beginner]
In this two-and-a-half-hour video course, Dr. Michael McDonald explores the world of capital markets, including stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds, currencies, and commodities. Learn about stock valuation, bond valuation, options, bond yields, calculation of bond ratings, and how earnings reports and other market events impact stock investors. Dr. McDonald also demonstrates how to buy and sell financial products and assess the risk that goes along with each one.
To get started with these, or any of the other investment courses available on Linked-In Learning:
- Select the link on the Frisco Public Library’s website for Linked-In Learning, opens a new window.
- Log into Linked-In Learning using your library card number and password.
- Search for the course title or topic and start watching!