Richard is a teacher in every facet of his life. He thrives on helping others understand the concepts he has learned through years of study, practice and hard work. Richard has many interests, coupled with a passion for learning; helping him to fit them all in. Fortunately, organization is one of his many talents!
Richard Hopkins is a physician with an affinity for practical financial & retirement planning. A self- proclaimed “math geek,” he entered the Financial Advisor arena to help support and educate others. His objective is to explain the complexities of investing, retirement, and tax planning in a simple, honest, and insightful way. He wants to help clients gain the knowledge and power to reach their financial goals. Richard’s medical education includes degrees from: BYU, Loma Linda Medical School (California), and the Mayo Clinic (Minnesota). Financial Advising credentials include NASAA Series 65, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation from the College for Financial Planning in Colorado, along with 25 years of practical small business ownership and investing experience. Twenty years ago Richard started investing with and learning from Marty Watkins and he was impressed by the commission-free low cost approach of TrueNorth Wealth.
Richard enjoys numerous outdoor sports: mountain biking, golf, and skiing with his wife and 4 children. He has coached Logan High school boys & girl’s tennis teams since 2004, training over 20 Region & 10 State Champions. He continues to enjoy teaching medical school anatomy, radiology, and various finance classes. The Hopkins family’s favorite vacations have been numerous medical missions to Peru, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic to help people in need. Richard excels at many things, but desires to be most proficient in “enjoying life.”
What is your favorite quote or saying?
“Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a Deity to be worshipped.” Calvin Coolidge
If you could have a superpower what would it be?
What warms your heart?
Watching my wife and kids (and now grandkids!) succeed.
What do you dislike?
Talking about myself.