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Your Retirement Solution Podcast

On Your Retirement Solution Podcast, we help to change and improve people's lives by helping to identify the income they need and want to achieve their hopes and dreams in retirement. We call that freedom. Start planning to live the life you always dreamed of today. The purpose of our podcast is to provide financial education about retirement planning strategies and topics that affect today's retirees.

Friday, June 01, 2018

Episode 14  - What to do when the markets get crazy

How do you feel when the markets fluctuate? Anxious, concerned and stressed out? Or are you disinterested and carefree? When you have a financial plan, you’re less likely to feel impacted by ups and downs in the markets– even when the markets get crazy. Listen in as I discuss financial media, investment strategies for different life phases and, of course, how a financial plan can grant you peace of mind, regardless of what’s going on in the markets.   DA-000828.1

Episode 14  - What to do when the markets get crazy

How do you feel when the markets fluctuate? Anxious, concerned and stressed out? Or are you disinterested and carefree? When you have a financial plan, you’re less likely to feel impacted by ups and downs in the markets– even when the markets get crazy. Listen in as I discuss financial media, investment strategies for different life phases and, of course, how a financial plan can grant you peace of mind, regardless of what’s going on in the markets.   DA-000828.1

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Episode 13 - President Trump’s New Tax Plan

Would you like to set up a tax plan that could help you pay less in taxes? The tax law changes are fairly simple once you understand the rules of the game. While these changes are temporary, there are ways to save and opportunities to take advantage of now. Learn more in this podcast as I review President Trump’s Tax new tax law and discuss how you may be able to pay less in taxes. DA-000827.1

Episode 13 - President Trump’s New Tax Plan

Would you like to set up a tax plan that could help you pay less in taxes? The tax law changes are fairly simple once you understand the rules of the game. While these changes are temporary, there are ways to save and opportunities to take advantage of now. Learn more in this podcast as I review President Trump’s Tax new tax law and discuss how you may be able to pay less in taxes. DA-000827.1

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Episode 12 - Retirement Should Be A Waltz Not a Tango

Does your dance towards retirement look like a graceful waltz or a fast-paced tango? We want your planning to go smoothly and have structure, like the waltz! In this episode, Jim Black shares what he learned when he took ballroom dancing during college, and how he now applies those principles to retirement planning. Listen in as Jim explains how Absolute Return Solutions can help you waltz your way to a happy retirement! DA-000787.1 

Episode 12 - Retirement Should Be A Waltz Not a Tango

Does your dance towards retirement look like a graceful waltz or a fast-paced tango? We want your planning to go smoothly and have structure, like the waltz! In this episode, Jim Black shares what he learned when he took ballroom dancing during college, and how he now applies those principles to retirement planning. Listen in as Jim explains how Absolute Return Solutions can help you waltz your way to a happy retirement! DA-000787.1 

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Episode 11 - How Do You Play Catch Up If You Need To?

Do you need to play catch up when it comes to retirement planning? Whether you’re approaching retirement or already retired, Jim has financial strategies you can use to steer your retirement in the right direction. Learn more about how to play catch up in this podcast: DA-000786.1

Episode 11 - How Do You Play Catch Up If You Need To?

Do you need to play catch up when it comes to retirement planning? Whether you’re approaching retirement or already retired, Jim has financial strategies you can use to steer your retirement in the right direction. Learn more about how to play catch up in this podcast: DA-000786.1

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Episode 10 - The Top 10 Retirement Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

A lot of people make errors when planning their retirement, but we can learn how to avoid or overcome them. In order to transition into retirement - a lifestyle that’s drastically different than being employed full time - it’s essential that we have proper planning, discipline, and awareness in place. Learn more about the top retirement mistakes and how to avoid them in this podcast: DA-000814.1

Episode 10 - The Top 10 Retirement Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

A lot of people make errors when planning their retirement, but we can learn how to avoid or overcome them. In order to transition into retirement - a lifestyle that’s drastically different than being employed full time - it’s essential that we have proper planning, discipline, and awareness in place. Learn more about the top retirement mistakes and how to avoid them in this podcast: DA-000814.1

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Episode 9 - How to Mentally Prepare for Retirement

There is a lot of mental preparation that goes into retirement planning, and people go through several stages during this planning process. But how can we plan to be mentally stable during retirement? We know that most people’s emotional and physical needs are met through their employment, yet it’s still difficult to predict how we will feel once we retire. Will we feel happy and fulfilled or bored and listless? In this podcast, you’ll learn how to become mentally prepared for your retirement. DA-000743.1

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Episode 8 - What’s in Your Buckets Now

When planning for your retirement, it’s important that you understand all of the options that are available to you. That way, you can make educated decisions now that will set you up for a worry-free retirement. How much income you have available in the future will depend on how you allocate your funds today. With a proper plan in place, you will know how much money you can spend every month of the year for the rest of your life. In this podcast, you’ll learn more about financial buckets and how simple adjustments can be made so that you always stay on track: DA-000742.1

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Episode 7 - Retiring On Your Terms

Retirement could be the biggest life-changing event that you’ll experience during your lifetime. How will you spend your time once it’s freed up? What decisions can you make now in order to increase your odds of living the retirement of your dreams? Once you create a plan, you’ll have freedom in knowing that you’ve given yourself the confidence to achieve your goals. Learn more about retiring on your terms in this podcast: DA-000741.1

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Episode 6 - Inflation is Not Real - Things Just Get More Expensive

Inflation refers to the rising costs of products and services over time. Even if the prices of certain products aren’t increasing, you may notice that their quality or volume has declined. For example, the containers of a certain ice cream brand that I love keep getting smaller and smaller! Should retirees be concerned about inflation? Will inflation affect your happily-ever-after in retirement? Learn more about inflation in this podcast:   DA-000737

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Episode 5 - There are No Do-Overs in Retirement

Have you ever started a project and then realized (probably after some denial), that you want to start over? Maybe you’re working on a painting, and it just isn’t looking how you’d envisioned. You decide it’s time to paint over it and try again. It’s frustrating when projects don’t go as planned– so much so, that we can take for granted our option to begin again. When it comes to retirement, there are situations where you can’t hit the rewind button. For example,  if you had 30 to 40 years worth of assets in the market when it crashed in 2008, then that was it. There were no do-overs. When it comes to having a happy and worry-free retirement, planning ahead is key. The biggest way to reduce the need for a do-over is to have a plan in place.  Learn the strategies to set y

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Episode 4 - Happily Ever After by Jim Black - Chapter I – We All Want to Live Happily Ever After

One of the biggest fears for most retirees or those preparing for retirement is that they may run out of money before they die.  That fear can be greatly reduced by following a simple, easy to implement strategy. In Jim Black’s latest podcast, he shares insight from chapter one of his book, Happily Ever After, in which he reveals the process he created at Absolute Return Solutions that helps retirees overcome their biggest fear in retirement, and have the confidence they need to live the life they’ve always imagined in their golden years. DA-000693.1 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Episode 3 - Happy Trails to You - Happily Ever After by Jim Black Origin of the Book

Throughout his career as a financial planner, Jim Black has been keeping notes: What are retirees biggest concerns? Which financial strategies are retirees benefiting from the most? What financial strategies are they overlooking? When Jim’s father passed away, he decided to put everything together in a book where his mom could easily read it and understand it. His personal project resulted in a humorous and informative financial roadmap for retirees, his book: Happily Ever After, Retirement Doesn’t Have to be Just a Fairytale.   DA-000637.1

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Episode 2 - The Seven Deadly Mistakes People Make Before They Retire

There are many things that can try to block you as you move along the path to achieving  the retirement you always dreamed of.  In this podcast, Jim shares the seven deadly mistakes people can make before they retire, and how he and his team can help guide you through the process of reaching a happily ever after and improving your odds of success in retirement.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Episode 1 - Introduction - Jim Black

Today we interview Jim Black, President and CEO of Absolute Return Solutions and author of the book Happily Ever After, Retirement Does Not Have to be Just a Fairytale. Jim has extensive experience in helping clients transition from receiving the last paycheck they will ever receive from their employer, to having a clear, written plan that identifies the income they need and want in retirement to help achieve their hopes and dreams.