Coulee Investment Center at Coulee Bank
Shari Hopkins, LPL Financial Advisor
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 our foundation of our 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 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.
Volunteering in Retirement
For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.
Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
Traditional vs. Roth IRA
One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.
The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.
Four vacation destinations you might never have thought of.
However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.