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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.

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What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

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If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

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Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

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Emerging Market Opportunities

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