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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.

 

Helpful Content

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.

Social Security: The \$64,000 Question

Social Security: The \$64,000 Question

One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.

 

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?

What If You Get Audited?

The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.

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Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

The Fed and How It Got That Way

A quick history of the Federal Reserve and and overview of what it does.

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

Your Personal Recovery

As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting, and whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

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