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.
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?
Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.
Estate Management 101
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.
The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.
Being healthy not only makes you feel good, it may also help you financially.
Is your estate in order? This short quiz may help you assess your overall strategy.
China owns a portion of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government. What does it mean?
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.
What if instead of buying that home, you invested that money?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
If you have a family that relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invest instead?
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.