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Surging Inflation, Sinking Dollar? No Cause for Panic

A declining dollar is raising alarms among doomsayers predicting hyperinflation or the end of the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency. The passage of multiple trillion-plus dollar stimulus bills, with the possibility of another one coming....

Retirement Planning – 8 Factors That Can Be Detrimental to the Success of Your Retirement Plan

Retirement planning is a long-term process that requires many strategies, methods, modifications, and brainstorming sessions along the way. Since most people plan to save for retirement at least 30 to 35 years before they retire, it can seem....

Forbes – For Long-Term Investors, Fees Really Do Matter

From bull market to bull market over the past 10 years, investors’ long-term performance has been boosted by solid stock market returns. Over time, the stock market has consistently rewarded investors with the discipline and patience to stick....

Expect a Spike in Inflation Over Next Couple Of Months (But it Should Just be Temporary)

After several weeks of inflation and interest rate anxieties, the release of CPI data on March 10 showing a less than expected increase is welcomed news for investors. While consensus forecasts called for a 0.4% increase in the core consumer price....

Paladin – 10 Financial Planning Tips for High-Net-Worth Individuals in 2021

The financial planning requirements of the rich are vastly different and a lot more complex compared to that of a regular investor. high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) and ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) usually rely on the continuous flow....

Paladin – What are Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs), and Why do They Matter?

Earlier on, there were no retirement programs available for people to generate savings to meet expenses for when they retired and no longer earning via a stable income. Eventually, with the development of the banking system, people began saving....

Paladin – Financial Goals and Milestones to Hit Before you Turn 50

Reaching the Golden Jubilee Year is a special moment in one’s life. While celebrations are in order, it is also time to reflect on and reassess your financial goals. By the time you enter your 50s, you should ideally have a plan set in place for a....

Forbes – What Type Of Financial Advisor Is Right For You?

More than ever, people are searching for financial advice. However, the cluttered advisory landscape can be confusing when searching for the right financial advisor for you. While there may be hundreds of financial professionals in your area who....

Paladin – How Do Financial Advisory Asset-Based Fees Work?

Financial advisors are specialists that offer advice and guidance on how to best manage your money. They help you formulate a financial plan to achieve your goals at a pace that is most suitable to you. Their services include investment management,....

Is The Recent Jump in Treasury Yields a Cause For Concern? Not For Us And Here’s Why.

Last week the yield on 10-year Treasuries triggered alarms when it hit its highest level in a year. Many attributed last week’s stock market selloff to that jump in yield, with concerns of continued increases that could lead to further market....

Paladin – The Inverted Yield Curve: Simplifying Yield Curves and its Impact on Investments

The Inverted Yield Curve is an important concept in economics. Although a rare phenomenon, an inverted yield curve raises worries and concerns on what it means for the future of the economy, as it is seen as a prediction of an impending recession.....

Paladin – 10 Ways to Build Wealth

Generating wealth is an important milestone in everyone’s life. However, not everyone is able to achieve this goal following the same path. You could either be fortunate to be born into a wealthy family, or you may have to build wealth on your own....

Retirement Planning – 7 Ways to Create a High Performance Retirement Portfolio

Your retirement portfolio is the foundation for a secure financial future. Typically, your retirement portfolio comprises your retirement and non-retirement (taxable) accounts. Your portfolio grows with you during each life stage and offers you....

Paladin – What is an IRA?

An IRA (Individual Retirement Account) is a tax-advantaged account set up by investors that allows them to save money for retirement. An IRA allows tax-free growth of funds and also permits tax-free withdrawals (subject to some conditions.) IRAs are....

Paladin – Should I Roll my 401(k) into an IRA?

A 401(k) account is a professional advisory managed account and is the starting point for retirement planning. A 401(k) account is activated when you gain full-time employment and opt for it, and a portion of your paycheck is then directly invested....