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Ben Messinger, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Ben was the first advisor to join our founder, Ty Haberling. Ben came to HFG as a new graduate of Eastern Washington University where he majored in finance and minored in economics. He joined HFG in 1997 and has helped clients navigate the two largest market declines since the great depression. Through HFG’s early years Ben wore many hats including Financial Advisor, Marketing Director, IT Director, and Vice President. As a senior advisor of over 20 years, Ben enjoys working with clients across a broad spectrum of professions and lifestyles.

Outside of the office Ben served as a Boy Scouts of America volunteer for over a decade and is currently serving his second term as a director on the Kennewick School Board. In his spare time he competes as a member of the Washington State rifle team. His greatest loves are his bride and their three children. He also enjoys science, the outdoors, exploring, and building things.


If you don’t set goals for yourself, you are doomed to work to achieve the goals of someone else. – Brian Tracy

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