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Shari Hopkins, CFP®, Financial Consultant

Your Financial Future

Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—Shari Hopkins can help you address your most pressing money questions.

Our first priority is your overall financial success. We want to learn more about your personal situation, identify your dreams and goals, and understand your tolerance for risk. Long-term relationships that encourage open and honest communication have been the cornerstone of my foundation of success.

Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search the Coulee Investment Center website, send me a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We'll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

 

Helpful Content

The New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt

The New Red Scare: Chinese Ownership of U.S. Debt

China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?

Is Term Life Insurance for You?

Is Term Life Insurance for You?

Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.

Critical Estate Documents

Critical Estate Documents

Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.

 

The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

Retirement Income and the Traditional Portfolio

Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.

All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal

Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

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Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that home, you invested that money?

Do You Feel Lucky?

Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

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