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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.

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Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

Strategies For Managing Student Loan Debt

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Five strategies for managing your student debt.

 

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Stop Wasting Money

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Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

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Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

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This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Tax Management Strategies

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List

That big list of dreams and goals isn't the only way to look at your bucket list.

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

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The Richest Man in Babylon

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Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.

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