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Take a moment and look down the road until you're 100 years old.

What lifestyle do you picture in retirement?  Now, imagine that you could live the retirement you desire.

Sound impossible?

At Absolute Return Solutions, we help our clients create forecasts of their future expenses and growth potential of their investment portfolios using reasonable assumptions about the future that we both agree on.  This allows us to estimate how much money they will have and how much money they will need, in every month of every year until they’re 100 years old.  


Meet Our Founder

Founder Jim Black formed our practice in 2003 because he knew there was a better way to help people manage their money in retirement. While many advisors focused on pushing products with boilerplate service, Jim believed that everyone deserves the same caring support that he’d provide his own family. Since every person and each family has unique goals and dreams, they should follow a financial plan completely customized to their specific lives. They deserve to know their true financial standing at all times and receive service built around their specific retirement goals. So, he founded Absolute Return Solutions to become the dependable resource people could turn to for creating — and fulfilling — their desired futures with truly personalized support.

Since that day, we’ve grown into a practice serving clients across Washington and beyond, solely guided by one factor: Help every client enjoy each day knowing they’re able to live their retirement dreams.

 


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