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.
The Great Debate Continues: Active vs. Passive
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that home, you invested that money?
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.
There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition waiting to claim them.
Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.
There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A quick history of the Federal Reserve and overview of what it does.
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.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
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.