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My name is Coty Barker, and as the Chief Executive Officer of Paladin Wealth Management, I'm so thankful you're reading this blog!

I believe people should have access to financial guidance tailored to their circumstances and no one else's. I also believe that advice shouldn't cost an arm and leg and shouldn't come from commission-driven salespeople. 

This series aims to share expertise and insights on various financial topics, from retirement plan changes to investment strategies and general financial literacy. I hope this series will educate and inspire you to take action toward achieving your own financial goals.

Financial planning is a journey, not a destination, and my team is committed to supporting you every step of the way. 

Monday, January 22, 2024

Stocks finished higher last week, with big tech again leading amid lingering uncertainty over how continued economic strength would influence the Fed’s rate decision. Stocks Dip, Then Rally  Stock prices dropped early in...

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Life is a battlefield. Becoming happier, healthier, and wealthier... Is that even possible? The real question is, are you truly taking actionable steps to create a good life for yourself, or are you just convincing yourself that you...

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

A Friday surge pushed stocks solidly into positive territory last week, ignited by cooling in an inflation gauge closely tracked by the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 0.66%, while the Standard &...

Monday, May 22, 2023

Stocks rallied last week, propelled by growing optimism over reaching a deal on raising the debt ceiling and avoiding a technical debt default by the U.S.The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.38% higher, while the Standard &...

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Would it surprise you to hear that investors have moved past worrying about inflation? They have, at least for now.Wall Street has shifted its attention to Washington’s budget negotiations and how the debt ceiling will be...

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Saturday, May 6, 2023

Don't hold a surprise birthday party for Jerome Powell. He would hate it. And if you plan on visiting the Fed Chair, call first. He doesn't like surprises.Powell delivered on his March promise at the most recent Fed meeting by...

Thursday, April 20, 2023

From my perspective, we can't hear the word "better" enough in the weeks ahead."Better than expected." "Better than feared." "Better than forecasted."These are winning phrases that can be used by market pundits when they compare a...

Monday, April 10, 2023

Market timing must be exhausting. Always moving in and out of the markets based on economic analysis or business headlines must be so challenging.The accompanying chart shows that money held in money market mutual funds rose to $5.1...

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Most people think an investment advisor is a person, but it's usually a business. I joined the investing world in 2018, and my official title was "investment advisor representative." To the average person, this sounds like an assistant...

Monday, February 20, 2023

My name is Coty Barker, and I'd like to welcome you to the First Responder Retirement Series.