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.
Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date
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What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money
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Keeping Good Records is Good Business
Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.
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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.
Being healthy not only makes you feel good, it may also help you financially.
Making a career move requires tough decisions, not the least of which is what to do with the funds in your retirement plan.
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.