Episode 15 - 10 Questions Your Financial Adviser Should Ask You

June 28, 2018

You need a plan that is flexible and tailored to fit your situation and life’s goals. Is your financial planner designing a customized plan for you? How can you tell?

There are 10 important questions that your financial advisor should be asking you.

In this episode, Jim Black covers these questions and explains why they’re essential pieces of the planning process. Once you become aware of the 10 questions, you’ll be more likely to choose a financial planner who will help you accomplish your financial dreams.

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Episode 14  - What to do when the markets get crazy

June 1, 2018

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.




Episode 13 - President Trump’s New Tax Plan

May 31, 2018

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.



Episode 12 - Retirement Should Be A Waltz Not a Tango

May 17, 2018

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!



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

May 3, 2018

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:



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

April 19, 2018

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:



Episode 9 - How to Mentally Prepare for Retirement

April 5, 2018

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.



Episode 8 - What’s in Your Buckets Now

March 22, 2018

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:



Episode 7 - Retiring On Your Terms

March 8, 2018

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:



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

February 27, 2018

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: