Understanding Today's Financial Environment
Welcome, I'm Trudy Langston, a financial professional in Milwaukie, OR. I understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. I can help take the mystery out of preparing for today and tomorrow. Whether your goal is preparing for retirement, college savings, or estate strategy, my personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives.
As a professional, I have years of experience in financial services. I can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. I look forward to working with you through all stages of your life.
Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
The Anatomy of an Index
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Put It in a Letter
A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.
Knowing how insurance deductibles work can help you save money and give you peace of mind.
What did the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change? Here's a quick snapshot.
One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.
Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.
Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.
Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
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 compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
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.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.