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.
The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of
You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.
The History of Currency
Currency has been around for a long time. Here’s a quick history lesson.
The Latte Lie and Other Myths
Do you know these three personal finance sayings?
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
Apps that help small business owners better manage and grow their business.
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
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.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.