Our Qualifications

   Paul Hardin has worked as a Financial Professional in Jerseyville for over 35 years, serving clients throughout the tri-county area and St. Louis, as well as all across the United States.

   In 1986, he received his degree in Finance from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Paul is a licensed Financial Professional as well as an Investment Advisor Representative, holding Series 7, 63 and 66 licenses.  In addition, he is a licensed Life and Health Insurance Agent.   In 2002, Paul earned the designation of AAMS, Accredited Asset Management Specialist.

   Paul served on the Sales Hiring Team, and as a Mentor, Trainer, and Leadership Council member at his previous financial services firm, Edward Jones Investments.  He has also served as an advisory board member to the Diocese of Springfield and currently as a Board Member of the Jerseyville IL Police Pension Board.  

    After having served as an Investment Representative for his previous firm for 23 years, Paul, with the help of his wife and partner, Kim, started Hardin Financial, LLC.   Paul and Kim have lived in Jerseyville since 1990 and have two adult children.

      As a parent and small business owner, Paul understands, first-hand, the investment challenges of those running their own small business as well as parents who are preparing for the rising education costs of children.   He believes in helping each person become confident in assessing his or her financial goals and participating in the financial management process, whether it's saving for retirement or your child's education, setting up a retirement plan for your business, changing jobs, planning to retire or receiving an inheritance or other large sum of money. 

     One of the benefits of working with Paul is his ability to provide clear, unbiased, easily understood explanations of financial products and services.  As one who is extremely cost-conscious, he looks for every avenue to eliminate or reduce fees and charges in order to boost your overall investment return.  Regardless of your investment needs, the personal program that Paul can provide is a roadmap to working toward your financial future.