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Introduction to Life Insurance and Retirement Savings

Finances and Banking
Free Course

Learn more about life insurance and retirement savings.

  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    Khan Academy
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

Having adequate life insurance and retirement savings are two very important aspects of personal financial planning. This personal finance course introduces and explains the basic forms of both life insurance and retirement savings with an emphasis on its application in the U.S. Both term life insurance and whole life insurance are clearly explained with examples, the features of Traditional Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and Roth IRAs are reviewed and the similarities and differences between Traditional IRAs and 401(K)s are described. This course will be of great interest to all learners who are planning their personal finances and would like a clear knowledge and understanding of both life insurance and retirement savings.

Having completed this course the learner will be able to: - Describe the difference between whole and term life insurance. - Describe the difference between Traditional and Roth IRA. - Describe the features of a 401(K).

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