Patrick Strubbe

Retirement, Investing, Lifestage Based Planning
“Pat Strubbe, best-selling author of "Save Your Retirement!", has a passion to help Americans achieve retirement with confidence.”

Preservation Specialists, LLC

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Founder and Owner


Patrick (Pat) Strubbe is the founder and owner of Preservation Specialists, LLC, established in 2003. Pat and his team offer a dynamic process that integrates their clients' financial resources with their vision of personal fulfillment and security. Since 1997, Pat has been teaching consumers age 50+ how to preserve their assets and increase their income through the use of tax efficient strategies.

Pat vividly remembers being in high school and how his grandfather’s need for nursing care at that time affected his entire family. His mom having to handle the bills and coordinate payments, his grandfather having to depend on someone else to take care of him both physically and financially — the entire situation wore down the family. This experience is what gave Pat the desire to help people attain their financial goals and avoid the problems his family faced.

A well-known financial educator and retirement planning specialist, Pat is a recurring guest on the WIS (NBC)-TV news with anchor Dawndy Mercer Plank. He also was the financial columnist for the Lexington Chronicle for many years and has been featured in USA Today, Columbia Business Monthly, Investor’s Business Daily and other national publications. He has been a featured guest on numerous radio shows around the country and is often recruited as an area "expert" in the field of retirement planning. He is the host of the show “Retirement with Confidence” on WVOC and author of the best-selling book, “Save Your Retirement from Mass Destruction by the 7 Retirement Villains!” His professional designations include Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Registered Financial Consultant (RFC).

Pat lives in Columbia, South Carolina, and is married to his beautiful wife, Janelle, who works as a nurse. He is the proud father of three children: son Carter and daughter Ava are students at Dutch Fork High School, and baby Gabriella is enjoying time at home with her mom and dad. Plus, he and his family are excited to announce that Pat and Janelle are expecting a girl later this year!

Pat enjoys watching NBA basketball games with his friends and family. He loves to see his favorite team, the LA Lakers, whenever he can, and has fond memories of watching the Lakers in the era of Magic Johnson from his youth. Pat also is an active member of Hope Lutheran Church in Irmo, where he has served as an elder of finances since 2003.


BS, Accounting, Purdue University

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Securities offered through Kalos Capital Inc. and investment advisory services offered through Kalos Management Inc., both at 11525 Park Woods Circle, Alpharetta,Georgia, 30005, (678) 356-1100. Preservation Specialists, LLC is not an affiliate or subsidiary of Kalos Capital Inc. or Kalos Management Inc.

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Unfortunately, with interest rates at historically low levels, finding a good solution for your goal is extremely difficult. I look at it this way - there are three things most of us would love to have from our investments: 1) growth, 2) safety, and 3) accessibility. However, there is no one investment that provides all three. If someone tells you they have something with all three, BEWARE! :-)

To some degree, in your question, you're looking for all three. You mention growth, but also the safety to know that you won't have a negative return. Finally, you need access in two years, when many investments will require more time. If I were you, I would give some thought to those three possible goals and prioritize them. Most likely, you want accessibility within two years primarily, then you want safety next. Growth is actually the last of the three. In this case, unfortunately, you may not have a better option than on online money market or shopping for the best CD rates.

I'm sorry I don't have better news. I hope that helps, and I wish you all the best!

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