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.
When to Self-Insure
Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?
What Is a 1035 Exchange?
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
9 Facts About Retirement
Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.
When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.
Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.
A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.
The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.
Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.
Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The question used to be, “How low can interest rates go?” Now it's, “How long can rates remain at their historic low levels?”
A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?