Hafner Financial Group Blog
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Each week we post an original article on a variety of topics. Past topics include: reviewing your investment portfolio, handling the ups and downs of the stock market, and the questions to ask yourself before you retire.
We may even feature some of our clients, or have a fun quiz from time to time. Check back each week for a new post.
Today - March 9 – is the eleventh anniversary of the crescendo of global panic that marked the bottom of the bear market of 2007-09. It is to me a thing of the most wonderful irony that the world has elected to celebrate this iconic anniversary with – you guessed it –...read more
As February began, most investors were keeping a cautious eye on the coronavirus that was spreading in China. While there were isolated outbreaks around the globe, they were just that—isolated. Some firms began to back away from prior financial forecasts, but a...read more
Unlike Social Security, which people tend to think about many years before claiming, Medicare is almost an afterthought. As long as people are working and covered by an employer plan, they don’t think very much about how their health insurance might change upon...read more
On Friday, January 17 – after a spectacular 40% run-up that started the day after Christmas 2018 – the Standard & Poor’s 500-Stock Index closed at 3,329.62. Two weeks later to the day –Friday, January 31 – the Index closed a little over three percent lower, at...read more
The new SECURE Act is certainly a lot to digest. But, we are here to help you break it all down.read more
As a new year approaches, it is only natural for us to reflect on how things went in 2019.read more
As a financial planner who specializes in helping people make sure they have enough money to retire , I'm distressed when people put off their planning. Even though I get it! It's hard to start planning for retirement. Perhaps you tried and gave up. Too hard. Too...read more
"Making decisions based on fear is never a good idea" - Peter Hafner The stock market volatility in late 2018 and early 2019 was quite something, yes? A big crash in December was headlined as "The worst December since the Great Depression" - invoking an event that's...read more
You'd like to have an idea of when you can retire, right? You've told everyone you'll be so ready. Sometimes you close your eyes and smile, imagining your retirement bliss. There's just one problem. You're afraid you won't have enough money to retire without risking...read more
Let me guess. You're aching to retire, and you'd be counting the days...if only you knew how many you had left until you could afford to stop working. You punch numbers into your calculator. The answers make no sense but you scribble them down anyway. Maybe they'll...read more