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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When Can I Retire? 9 Questions To Answer First (Then You’ll Know)

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Thursday, April 04 , 2019
Let me guess.
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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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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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Change the Channel

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Friday, April 20 , 2018
  Do you remember the last time you were in your car and a song came on the radio that you didn’t like? And I don’t mean a song that was okay, but not one...
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Should I Be Worried About The Volatile Stock Market?

Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS®
Peter C. Hafner, CFP®, CWS® | Wednesday, February 14 , 2018
Did you see the Super Bowl Sunday? Of course you did. You and 103.4 million other people. Unless you are a Patriots fan, it was a joy to watch the ...
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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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