Richer Retirement

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This eight unit online course will guide you through the retirement planning process from start to finish. If you know that retirement preparation is important and want to increase your confidence that you are building towards a Richer Retirement, this course is for you. Hundreds of our students call Richer Retirement “eye-opening” and a powerful way to move forward on the path toward building financial security.

People in their 20’s through 70’s have all found the course to be positive and life-changing.  The earlier in your working life you start building towards a richer retirement, the more time is on your side.  On the other hand, it is never too late to plan for a richer retirement.

This course is not an online textbook; it’s an interactive learning experience that combines education, guidance, and support. This course is not a sales pitch; it’s 100% education you can trust, drawn from well-respected research and best practices.

Registration for Richer Retirement is now open! Click the button below to begin the course June 1!

For more information on the course content, how the course works, your author and coach, keep scrolling.

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“Now that I pushed myself through the course, I’ll be more willing and less fearful, quite frankly, of exploring the topics further. Going through the course shows the reality of my situation, good or bad, which can be a difficult pill to swallow. Laying it out there, however, is my call to action, which is better than the alternative of not doing anything.”

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What You’ll Learn


Retirement Errors Even Smart People Make

This unit is designed to ensure you are set up for success in the course. You will learn more about your instructor, the course agenda, and, perhaps most importantly, learn about the errors even smart people make when planning for retirement.


Assessing Current Finances

This unit will walk you through assessing your current financial situation. It will help you review your credit report, detail your current financial assets and debts, and work to organize your financial information.


Social Security

One critical source of retirement income is Social Security, which makes your knowledge of how it works vital. Be among the few that know correct information about the sustainability of Social Security. This unit will clarify claiming strategies and maximize monthly benefits. You may be surprised why you need to set up your online Social Security account now.


Employer Retirement Benefits and Retirement Goals

Employer retirement benefits are changing rapidly, and not in the favor of the employee. This unit will help you discover if you have employer provided retirement benefits and what they are today. It will also equip you to monitor for changes. The second half of the unit will focus on retirement timing and goal setting.


Savings and Investing

Many individuals know they need to be setting aside significant money for retirement, but need help knowing how to reach this goal. This unit will help you build your confidence related to saving and investing. Practical catch-up strategies for late saves are included in this unit. Best of all, the principals are presented in plain English and not in industry jargon.


Estate Planning

You have spent your adult life accumulating what you have.  It is your responsibility to decide who gets it when you are through with it. This Unit will take the mystery out of estate planning. It will teach you that estate planing doesn’t have to be as complicated or expensive as you think. Having an effective estate plan in place can be your last loving gift to those you love.


Taxes and Insurance

Taxes don’t go away when you retire. The need for insurance (especially health) doesn’t go away when you retire. The need to understand and manage taxes and insurance is as great as ever in retirement. This Unit will increase your confidence regarding tax and insurance management strategies in retirement and the years leading to retirement.


Richer Retirement Strategies

Having a richer retirement is expecting the unexpected. The unit starts with education relating to possible issues of aging, such as being suddenly wealthy, suddenly single, aging in place longer, and much more. It concludes with a power-packed list recapping strategies for a richer retirement. You won’t find this list anywhere else!

How It Works

Fully Online

This is an online course that can be accessed with any device (we would recommend using a computer) that has internet access.

8 Units

There are eight individual units, which are detailed in the above section. The units are individually released allowing students to immerse themselves in one topic allowing for as much growth and knowledge to be transferred as possible.

Three Months of Access

Students have access to the course information 24/7 for three months from the course start date. Therefore, students can access the information when it works best. There are eight units, so by having the course accessible for additional time this allows four weeks for students to re-read units and/or catch-up if life happens.

Tuesday Emails

Each Tuesday of the course your instructor will send an email to introduce the week’s topic, provide encouragement, and there may even be a joke or two included.

Individualized Email with Instructor Weekly

As part of each Unit, there are prompted questions/discussion points for an email communication with the course instructor. You choose which items you want to discuss with your instructor via email. You have the sole discretion to determine how much you want to share with your instructor. Each student receives a personalized, timely response to these communications. Our goal is to ensure each student reaches their goals for taking the course.

Progress Tracker

Once the course begins, you have 24 hour access to course materials until the course end date. MPower Co uses ZippyCourses to deliver the course content, which tracks each students progress. This allows students to know where they left off so they can pick up right where they left off.

Downloadable Worksheets

 Throughout the course there are a number of downloadable worksheets (digital assets inventory, an expense tracker, to name a couple). You are able to download the blank form, edit them, and retain them in your records.

No-Stress Self Assessments

Throughout the course there are quizzes to test your knowledge. These are only for fun, as no grade is given. They’re simply a chance for you to test your knowledge. Quizzes are confidential.

Three Reasons Richer Retirement is Unique

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Small Cohorts

You will have at a maximum 50 other people going through Richer Retirement at the same time as you, so Dr. Thia can provide individualized support and assistance throughout.

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No Fancy Technical Terms

This course is geared towards all levels of sophistication when it comes to retirement planning. We will not use fancy technical terms or industry jargon that will slow down your ability to successfully prepare for retirement.


Designed To Keep You Engaged

Throughout the course there are specific action items that you can take to engage yourself in the course and make your life better starting today. While preparing for retirement is a focus, we all want to enjoy the highest quality of life starting today.

meet your instructor

Dr. Cynthia “Thia” Crawford


years of experience as a university level personal financial planning educator


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to pay off her first home

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