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.

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How to Make Preferred Stock Duration Work for You

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Thursday, October 05 , 2017
Interest rates are low and the stock market is high. What is an investor to do? Isn't there a way to get higher yields with less risk?
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Will Social Security be there for Me?

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Monday, September 11 , 2017
How many of you took a vacation this summer? I certainly did.
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Top 3 Benefits of Investing Early

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Thursday, August 17 , 2017
When you are young, time is on your side. But as you grow older, it becomes more precious and you can't get lost time back.
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9 Tips on Purchasing and Financing Your New Home

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Tuesday, August 08 , 2017
Since the beginning of the year, I’ve covered several topics that span the financial planning spectrum. This week, I’d like to take a slightly different...
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Savings Account vs Roth IRA – Which is Better for You?

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Thursday, August 03 , 2017
Interest rates are low. Probably the lowest you’ve ever seen in your life time. This leaves a lot of people wondering how they can do better with their...
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How Speeding Can Destroy Your Retirement Dreams

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Tuesday, July 18 , 2017
I think we’ve all been guilty of driving over the speed limit at some time in our lives haven’t we? I know I have. Maybe you were late for an important...
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6 Ways to a Happier Retirement

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Tuesday, July 11 , 2017
Picture this—it’s Friday afternoon, your work is done, and you have the weekend ahead of you. But what makes this weekend different than any other weekend...
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How Landscaping Can Make You a Better Investor

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Friday, June 16 , 2017
Summer is finally here!   The rain has stopped and the plants are in bloom. If your yard looks anything like mine, it's time to trim the bushes – they are...
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Ignore the Distractions

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Wednesday, June 07 , 2017
The steady diet of headlines pouring out of the Trump administration has been unsettling for most Americans, regardless of where they sit on the political...
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How to Unlock the Potential in Your Life Insurance Policy

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Thursday, June 01 , 2017
I decided to sell my motorcycle the other day. There wasn’t anything wrong with it. It was a beautiful bike and it was in really good shape. It had low...
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