Coulee Investment Center at Coulee Bank
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.
Is Term Life Insurance for You?
Term insurance is the simplest form of life insurance. Here's how it works.
Raise Your Retirement Income
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.
The Rule of 72
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.
Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?
Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.