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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.

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Stock Market Uncertainty & Tax Reform

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Wednesday, December 19 , 2018
Uncertainty forces a correction
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Can A Stock Portfolio Replace My Paycheck When I Retire?

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Thursday, December 06 , 2018
In my last article  we learned that a portfolio of bonds alone will not be enough for most of us to replace our paycheck once we stop working.
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Can Bonds Replace My Paycheck When I Retire?

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Monday, November 12 , 2018
As I promised in my last article  in this post we will explore investing in bonds as a tool for creating an income stream for retirement that is both...
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Your Mindset Is The Most Important Retirement Planning Tool

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Monday, October 29 , 2018
In my last article I promised I would show you some tools and strategies you could use to create an income stream for retirement that is both insulated...
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How To Retire When The Market Is Dropping

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Thursday, October 25 , 2018
The stock market had a big drop last week. In fact, it was the biggest decline since April.
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What Do the Letters Mean After My Financial Advisor's Name?

Cassie Hafner
Cassie Hafner | Thursday, September 20 , 2018
CFP®, CWS®, CFA®, PFS® - there are so many acronyms, but what do they all mean?
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4 Reasons to Change Up Your Investment Portfolio

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Thursday, July 26 , 2018
I often meet families who created an investment portfolio many, many years ago. And while it seems to have performed great during their pre-retirement...
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10 Biggest Rollover Blunders (and How to Avoid Them)

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Wednesday, July 25 , 2018
Rolling over your funds for retirement presents a number of opportunities for error. There are plenty of government and IRS regulations to consider, and...
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Will Timing The Market Cure My Investment Anxiety?

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Monday, July 02 , 2018
Buy low, sell high. That’s how you make money in the stock market, right?  Like most things in life, this simple wisdom gets much more complicated once...
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The Curves of Retirement: Calculating Your Retirement Trajectory

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Thursday, June 28 , 2018
Have you ever watched a good basketball player shoot a free throw? They bounce the ball a couple of times and line up the shot. Then, whoosh! The ball...
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