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.
Tax Deductions You Won't Believe
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
Spotting Credit Trouble
The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.
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.
Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.
Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.
For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.
A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
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.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?