2024 Contribution Limits

As we approach 2024, it’s essential to prepare for the financial changes that come with it. One critical aspect of financial planning is understanding the annual contribution limits for various accounts, as these limits can significantly impact your ability to save and invest for the future. In this article, we’ll

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How Should You Choose a Financial Planner?

Finding a financial professional, or even evaluating the one you currently use, is a hard task. There seem to be so many in the marketplace working for different companies. We will discuss our 5 reasons as to why an advisor at Paragon is different and could be the right fit

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How High Will Rates Go?

How high do you think the Federal Reserve will have to push interest rates to fully tame inflation? Some good news first: inflation is much, much lower than it was last summer. From its 2022 peak, headline inflation has plummeted to 3.2% in July after rising slightly over June’s reading.1

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Ignoring the Right Things

Quick question: What do you usually find yourself reading? News summaries, headlines, and quick bits to keep yourself updated? Or longer reads like books and articles? We’re ever more inundated with information that’s eager to capture our attention. We click because we want to stay up to speed and avoid

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Things Are Looking Up

A word about recessions. Are we still going to see one this year? Let’s discuss. Why did so many people think a recession was coming? Inflation and interest rates, primarily. Historically high inflation has cast a pall over the economy since early 2021.1 In response, the Federal Reserve has raised

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Long Term Care

Have you noticed Mom or Dad showing signs of decline? Are you worried about your elderly uncle living at home by himself? You’re not alone. Many of us will find ourselves making care decisions for our parents or other beloved elders. It’s not an easy place to be because it’s

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New Bull Market

A new deal finally put the debt ceiling issue to rest (for now, anyway), and stocks are rallying. Are we on the brink of a new bull market? We might be. The S&P 500 has soared in 2023 and is up nearly 20% from its October 2022 low.1 That’s pretty

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Floating Above the Turmoil

Imagine there are 100 miles between you and a goal. A place you want to get to. But the land in between is chock full of canyons, crevasses, and crumbling cliffs. You have two choices of how you could get there. You could find a way on foot, sliding into

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How to be a Smarter Investor in Uncertain Times

In a perfect world, logic would always guide our financial decisions. Emotions wouldn’t come into play. But we don’t live in a perfect world. Far from it. That means our emotions impact our financial choices more than we realize.1 Shockingly as much as 95% of our purchase choices are made

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