Kristen Hafner, CFP® – Registered Principal/Founder, Financial Planning
Kristen J. Hafner is the founder, president, and top financial planner for women of Financial Moxie. She is dedicated to developing trustworthy relationships and uses her 14 years of financial industry experience to create comprehensive strategies for her clients, helping them to build financial confidence. Kristen earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and business management from the University California Irvine and a Master of Business Administration from California State University, Northridge. She currently holds FINRA Series 7, 24, and 66 licenses in addition to being a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner.
Before devoting much of her professional time to her financial clients, Kristen owned and operated a legal documentation preparations franchise for over 10 years. She was the youngest person in the history of the company to successfully grow and develop a franchise territory and was continually recognized for providing superior customer service, which she passes on to her clients today. She has built a distinguished clientele that consists of individuals and small business owners who focus on enhancing the financial well-being of women, families, and small businesses.
Kristen is an established resident of Simi Valley, California. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering with Girl Scouts of America; coaching youth Tee Ball, softball, and basketball; teaching art; and spending time with her husband Mike and their two children. She is also a member of SIS, a professional women’s group, as well as the Association of Women Entrepreneurs, Provisors, and Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. Women’s Council.
Kim Gaxiola, CFP® – Co-Founder Financial Happiness
Owner, speaker, educator, and advisor, Kim’s mission is to provide objective and timely financial advice and guidance, with the highest level of professional service. Serving investors managing their assets from trusts, retirement plans, IRAS, and 401(k)s, Kim has over 10 years of experience as a financial advisor, and 15 years in the financial services industry.
In 1994 Kim graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Kim received the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(tm) certification from the College for Financial Planning in 2008. Thinking it would be more fun to write exams than take them, Kim volunteered as a subject matter expert for the College of Financial Planning and helped write exam questions for the 2012 CFP® certification test. After spending over 10 years working for Wall Street banks and broker-dealers, in 2010 Kim crossed over to the independent world where she now enjoys the entrepreneurial spirit to grow her business, delivering unbiased, independent advice without the pressure of Wall Street quotas.
Embracing the culture of technology in Silicon Valley, Kim serves as the network coordinator for the Silicon Valley WITI (Women In Technology International) regional network. She is a KidLead Koach for kids aged 10-13 training them in leadership skills in Morgan Hill, and a board member for the San Jose Catholic Professionals. When she is not working or volunteering she likes to travel, read, exercise, drink wine with the girls, or just hang out with family and friends.