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.
Social Security: Maximizing Benefits
There are other ways to maximize Social Security benefits, in addition to waiting to claim them.
Personal Finance Tips for Military Families
Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.
Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.
Second marriages are a trigger event to revisit any existing estate strategies.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.
When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?
A four-step framework for building a personal legacy.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
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
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.