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Our Mission and Value Proposition
​Haven Financial Advisors is committed to your future. We have been a fee only financial advisor since 2002. The fee only advisor sits on the same side of the table as the client. The first step in the relationship is getting to know you and what your goals are. It's a two way communications process that requires the engagement of both parties.

We develop a financial plan that includes a diversified asset allocation tailored to your personal situation. Experience tells us that the key value proposition of the plan is the comfort level it delivers to the client - that you are taking concrete steps to achieve realistic financial goals. Our principal, Louis Kokernak, is an experienced investment advisor and financial planner who has been helping individuals for nearly two decades.

The cornerstone of our life savings strategy is the investment in multiple asset classes with low cost and low turnover. We utilize products from Dimensional Fund Advisors, Vanguard, State Street, and other providers. Our investment process is transparent. There are no "black box" funds or sudden swings in risk taking. Sample portfolios are available for review. 

Contact Info


210 Lee Barton Drive

Suite 211

Austin, TX 78704
Tel 512-791-4335


Recent Publications

June 3, 2024

Wrote an article  reviewing the limited research on derivative income strategies. Thus far, these strategies have proven to be less efficient than simple index funds and generate higher tax liability.

March 12, 2024

Wrote an article  that introduces new TIPS Term ETFs. These can be used to more simply construct bond ladders.

September 21, 2023

Wrote an article  that discusses the attractiveness of the TIPs Bond Ladder in an environment with positive real yields.

August 10, 2023

Wrote an article  that reviews the relative pricing of Municipal and Treasury Bonds. Treasuries are better for most investors.  

Haven Financial Advisors Explains the Evolution of the HSA
Voices_ Louis Kokernak, on Strategies Fi

May 8, 2023

Wrote an article  that illustrates some tax efficient ways to donate to charity. Discusses the concept of the Donor Advised Fund.

March 2, 2023

Wrote an article  that points out the newly attractive pricing available to buyers of TIPs


JUNE 28, 2017

Interviewed by CNBC on the use of Roth Conversions to minimize taxes in retirement. 

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