Paul Hofslien

Financial Advisor

Branch Manager



I grew up on a small dairy farm in Chaseburg, Wisconsin. the farm has been in my family since 1886.  My parents still live there today. I graduated from UW-LaCrosse with a degree in marketing. I have been an advisor since 1994, when I started with Dain Bosworth. I joined Raymond James in May of 2008.  I am married to Jill and have three children; Nicole, Megan and Connor. We have lived in the Prior Lake area since 1992.  I have enjoyed coaching all of my kids in the various sports they have played including soccer, football, basketball, baseball and softball. I have been a member of the Prior Lake Rotary since 1995 and have served as president, treasurer and foundation chair among other positions. I enjoy hunting, reading about history, and playing golf.



Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.


In life, it’s important to find a financial planner you trust to provide sound, unbiased advice and professional services. Being CFP® certified means someone has voluntarily taken the extra steps needed to provide the highest possible standard of financial planning to those they serve. To become a Certified Financial Planner™ one must pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam, have a minimum of three years’ professional experience in financial planning process and must be approved by the CFP Board, which involves an extensive background check – including an ethics, character and criminal check. To maintain certification, CFP® license holders must complete 30 hours of continuing education accepted by the CFP Board every two years.

How does working with a CFP® certified advisor benefit you? Certified Financial Planner™ professionals are held to the utmost standards of ethics and professional responsibility, which prepares them for a career-long commitment to provide truly personalized services to meet your needs; all while maintaining high levels of financial planning and professionalism. CFP® professionals maintain their professional edge through ongoing education and training in addition to the rigorous requirements to represent a high level of integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism and diligence when working with you.