Thursday, March 22, 2018
When planning for your retirement, itâ€™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, youâ€™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
Retirement could be the biggest life-changing event that youâ€™ll experience during your lifetime. How willyou spend your time once itâ€™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, youâ€™ll have freedom in knowingthat youâ€™ve given yourself the confidence to achieve your goals.Learn more about retiring on your terms in this podcast: Â DA-000741.1
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Inflation refers to the rising costs of products and services over time. Even if the prices of certain products arenâ€™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
Have you ever started a project and then realized (probably after some denial), that you want to start over? Maybe youâ€™re working on a painting, and it just isnâ€™t looking how youâ€™d envisioned. You decide itâ€™s time to paint over it and try again. Itâ€™s frustrating when projects donâ€™t go as plannedâ€“ so much so, that we can take for granted our option to begin again. When it comes to retirement, there are situations where you canâ€™t hit the rewind button. For example, Â 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. Â Learn the strategies to set y
Thursday, January 25, 2018
One of the biggest fears for most retirees or those preparing for retirement is that they may run out of money before they die. Â That fear can be greatly reduced by following a simple, easy to implement strategy. In Jim Blackâ€™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 theyâ€™ve always imagined in their golden years. DA-000693.1Â
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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 Jimâ€™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 Doesnâ€™t Have to be Just a Fairytale. Â DA-000637.1
Thursday, November 16, 2017
There are many things that can try to block you as you move along the path to achieving Â the retirement you always dreamed of. Â 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
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.