Ben Hadel, CPA
Ben Hadel graduated in the top 10% of his class with a degree in Accounting from the University of Kansas. He immediately followed his undergraduate program with a Masters in Accounting in 2011 with an emphasis on taxation. While working Ben studied for and took his CPA exams, passing all of them in the first try. He uses his background in tax to coordinate with his client's individual tax advisors. This opens opportunities for tax planning in retirement. By working with all of a client's trusted advisors, a solid financial plan can be established.
Ben views money as important, but it's not nearly as important as everything else that can be achieved in life. When you are concerned about money it is hard to be your best in other areas. Whether it be parenting, working, or keeping yourself healthy. Money is a tool to be used by people to help them pursue everything else in life. Financial freedom is something worth striving towards but it's also part of the foundation required to reach higher levels of achievement.
Ben is dedicated to continuously learning. Through sound financial strategies, one can hope to increase their lifetime earning potential. The ultimate goal is to make clients feel comfortable with their path towards financial freedom and to be able to visualize what they want their life to be during retirement.
Ben is also active in the community. Growing up with cystic fibrosis (CF) he vowed to make his disease a strength rather than a weakness. He has been asked to speak at different CF centers about how he has been able to thrive while managing his disease. He has also been asked to be on multiple patient advisory boards and to mentor younger children with CF. Being a former patient of Children's Mercy Hospital, Ben is passionate about raising funds for the hospital and is on the board of Mercy Ambassador's. He has been the co-chair of their Topgolf Tournament since it started 4 years ago, helping to raise over $100,000 for the hospital. In his free time Ben enjoys going to the movies with his wonderful wife, reading, and exercising. He also enjoys spending time with family and views his two nieces and nephew as his own children.