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.
Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?
When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.
A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List
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Spotting Credit Trouble
The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
Making a career move requires tough decisions, not the least of which is what to do with the funds in your retirement plan.
What can be learned from the savings rate?
Those looking into environmentally minded home modifications may get a boost from Uncle Sam’s tax incentives.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
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.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?
That big list of dreams and goals isn't the only way to look at your bucket list.