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.
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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A Living Trust Primer
Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.
Budget Check Up: Tax Time Is the Right Time
Tax preparation may be the perfect time to give the household budget a check-up.
Important items to consider when purchasing condo insurance.
Purchasing homeowners insurance is critical for protecting your home.
Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for financing and fundraising alternatives.
Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.
Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.
Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.
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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.