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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.

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 areavailable to you. That way, you can make educated decisions now that will set you up for a worry-freeretirement. How much income you have available in the future will depend on how you allocate yourfunds today. With a proper plan in place, you will know how much money you can spend every month ofthe year for the rest of your life.In this podcast, you’ll learn more about financial buckets and how simple adjustments can be made sothat 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 willyou spend your time once it’s freed up? What decisions can you make now in order to increase yourodds of living the retirement of your dreams? Once you create a plan, you’ll have freedom in knowingthat 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:

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.