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James A. Coplin and Associates

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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—we 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 my 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.

 Investment and financial planning services are offered by James A. Coplin through his affiliation with H D Vest.

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Tax Reform: Before and After

Tax Reform: Before and After

What did the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change? Here's a quick snapshot.

You May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments If…

You May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments If…

Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.

Estimating the Cost of College

Estimating the Cost of College

This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.

 

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.

A Look at Whole Life Insurance

Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

Will Power

Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.

4 Reasons for the Return of Market Volatility

Why have the markets been so volatile recently?

Apps That Help Achieve Goals

If you find it hard to attain personal life goals, there’s an app for that!

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Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

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Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet

Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.

Where Is the Market Headed?

We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”

The Facts About Income Tax

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

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

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