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.
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.
Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages
When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.
Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
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.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like the junk in a junk drawer.
Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
Three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.