One of the many strong beliefs Kent F. Krause has is that pre-retirement planning is just as important as retirement planning. After nearly two decades in the financial services business, he understands that to be successful in retirement, individuals must begin planning before retirement. Pre-retirement planning begins by understanding clients’ needs during retirement. A retirement plan should address both accumulation planning, as well as distribution planning.
Kent is a partner in L & L Financial Services, LLP. He has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of South Alabama and a BA degree from the University of Maryland in government and politics. He is also an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) from the Center for Fiduciary Studies.
Before becoming a financial advisor, Kent spent over 22 years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an Officer working primarily in the Marine Safety field. Most notably, he spent 45 days in Valdez, Alaska, during the Exxon oil spill in 1989. He was the assistant to the On Scene Commander for the Prince William Sound cleanup. As an Officer in the Coast Guard, he learned a great deal about leadership and communications, traits he now uses to help clients navigate and understand retirement planning concepts. Kent retired in 1997 as a Lieutenant Commander.
During his free time, Kent enjoys traveling with his wife Sandra, and their dog Riley, in their motorhome. Kent is a Certified Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer with the NRA. He’s also active as a servant leader at Christ United Methodist Church in Mobile, Alabama, has chaired its trustees and finance committees, and teaches Sunday School. In particular, he teaches a class on the Book of Revelation.