Take a moment and look down the road until you're 100 years old.
What lifestyle do you picture? Now, imagine that from this moment on, you could know precisely how much money you need — and where it will come from every month — to live the retirement you desire.
At Absolute Return Solutions, Inc., that vision is not only possible — we help every one of our clients know how much money they will have 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 quick look at how federal income taxes work.
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Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
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
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
Are Real Estate Investment Trusts right for your portfolio?