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 Life Insurance Becomes Taxable
Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.
The Business Cycle
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
How to Make the Tax Code Work for 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.
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
The Supreme Court’s declaring DOMA unconstitutional may require some same-sex couples to reconsider their financial strategy.
Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.
The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.
As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.