Syllabus & Description
BSN191-AS SPECIAL TOPIC:
RETIREMENT PLANNING WORKSHOP
Lake Tahoe Community College
1/10/06 - 2/14/06
6:10 pm - 8:00 pm
Room: HS ST7 (High School)
Web Site: http://www.ltcc.edu/
Course Web Site: http://www.ltcconline.net/miner/
541-4660 ext. 509
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will cover diverse areas of interest for those students wishing to begin
their preparation for retirement. The course does address financial
concerns of retirement; however, it also covers other facets of the
retirement life from health and fitness issues to the role of family
and friends, the development of supplemental income options, effective
and productive use of free time, and factors involved in the selection
of home-care options and nursing homes. Students will develop a comprehensive
plan of action in their preparation for retirement.
The successful student will:
1. Build a personal retirement plan using a three-ring binder
2. Use goals and priorities to create a plan of action
3. Read the text book and participate in class discussions
4. Create a budget during the 6 week class
5. Use the internet and books to research retirement topics
6. Be inspired to continue the plan after the class ends
1 1/2 inch
three-ring binder with paper and at least 32 dividers
a Life - You Don't Need a Million to Retire Well by Ralph Warner,
Published by Nolo Press, 5th edition 2004, ISBN 1-4133-0084-7
Joy of Not Working, by Ernie J. Zelinski, Published by Ten Speed
Press, 2003, ISBN 1-58008-552-0
Topics & Assignments
Goal Setting, Budgeting
will you do? Health and Fitness.
Friends, Loving Life
3, 4, 5
Nursing Homes, Needs
FBI Special Agent
Option: Credit / No Credit
Units: 1, applicable to the AA Degree
Read the text. The information, ideas and interviews in the Get
a Life: You Don't Need a Million to Retire Well, are an important
part, perhaps the most important part, of this course. Don't neglect
Create your own plan. Use the three-ring binder to set goals,
write down questions, do research, and organize your retirement plan.
Attend and Participate. Interacting with others in a classroom
environment is an opportunity you seldom get except in a college course.
Don't miss this chance to share with and learn from others in the
Use appropriate tools. Computer tools such as Excel spreadsheets,
word processing and access to the Internet allow students to perform
research, do calculations, and build their retirement plan quickly.
However, paper, pencil and a calculator work just fine for keeping
Guest Lecturers. We are fortunate to have guest lecturers who
will bring real life experience and application to the class. Students
should always filter the information by how it relates to their personal
Interviews. Learn from the interviews in the text book and conduct
your own interviews with some successful retirees. You will learn
what they have found is important in retirement planning.
Continue planning. The plan you build in this class starts the
process rather than completes the product. Add to and adjust this
plan as your research continues and your life changes.
Library is a quiet and inviting place to conduct research, locate information,
study, and read. Located on the second floor of the main college building
(Room A201), the Library has access to many useful research tools including
millions of online magazine and newspaper articles, 40,000+ books, subscriptions
to more than 200 magazines and newspapers, thousands of audiovisual
materials, and more. In addition, the Library has several computers
with Internet connectivity, a large quiet study area, audiovisual workstations,
and a photocopier.
The Library is open Monday through Thursday 8:00AM to 8:00PM, Friday
8:00AM to 5:00PM, and Saturday 12:00PM to 4:00PM and all students are
welcome to visit the Library and make use of the collections and services.
For more information, please call (530) 541-4660 x232 or direct your
web browser to http://library.ltcc.edu/.
needing accommodations should inform the instructor.
Students with disabilities who may need accommodations for this class
are encouraged to notify the instructor and contact the Disability Resource
Center (DRC) early in the quarter so that reasonable accommodations
may be implemented as soon as possible. Students may contact the DRC
by visiting the Center (located in room A205) or by phoning 541-4660,
ext. 249 (voice) or 542-1870 (TTY for deaf students). All information
will remain confidential.
Goal Sheet to Retire Debt
Estate Spreadsheet Calculator
Mortgage Prepayment Calculator
A loan payoff calculator on the web for those without a money program
on their computer.
America financial tools http://www.bankofamerica.com/financialtools/index.cfm
Retirement Planning Coalition http://www.retireonyourterms.org/
to Retire http://www.2young2retire.com/default.shtml
a Soc Sec Statement https://s044a90.ssa.gov/apps6a/isss/main.html
Money Art Exhibit http://www.seeingmoney.com/
Against Debt http://www.yaada2.org
Fulmore's retirement book reviews on Amazon.com
Warner Press Release
Warner Press Release 2
than You Think article