Susan Strasbaugh


Strasbaugh Financial Advisory, Inc.

Financial Advisor

Susan Strasbaugh


Strasbaugh Financial Advisory, Inc.

Financial Advisor

As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Susan Strasbaugh, CFP®, EA, AIF®

(719) 265-4600

Fee Only Financial Planner based in Colorado Springs, CO and Serving Clients in the West

Susan Strasbaugh is a Colorado Springs, CO fee-only financial planner. Strasbaugh Financial Advisory, Inc. provides comprehensive and objective financial planning to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Susan Strasbaugh is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
Susan Hodges Strasbaugh has provided fee-only financial and tax advice since 1998. She is owner and principal of Strasbaugh Financial Advisory, Inc. and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ licensee and an enrolled agent (EA) with the IRS. She also is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), a certification that requires extensive education in fiduciary practices.
Susan is committed to providing a holistic approach to helping people manage their money in areas including investment counseling; tax planning; goal setting and implementation; estate planning; insurance review; and cash flow analysis and planning.
She was honored to be named by Mutual Funds Magazine as one of the top 100 financial advisors in the United States in 2002 and a top financial planner in a survey by Wealth Manager Magazine in 2008.
Susan graduated from the University of Southern California in 1986, with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA); the Financial Planning Association and the National Association of Tax Professionals.
Susan has also been recognized as a Woman of Influence by the Colorado Springs Business Journal. This honor is awarded to Colorado Springs women who have had many professional accomplishments and who have made a positive impact on the community.
Susan and her staff volunteer at Marion House soup kitchen, Care and Share food pantry; and Habitat for Humanity. During the holidays Susan’s firm and her clients “adopt” at least two families who receive assistance from Colorado Springs’ Head Start program and purchase needed items for them.
In addition to her numerous community interests, Susan unwinds by reading (mostly non-fiction), playing tennis and hiking. She and her husband Richard have a daughter, Alyssum, and a Labrador Retriever, Nessa, who loves to work at the office. 

Susan Strasbaugh is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country’s leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.

NAPFA members live by three important values:

  • To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
  • To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
  • To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning

Strasbaugh Financial Advisory, Inc. and You:
A Partnership You Can Count On

Since we founded Strasbaugh Financial Advisory, Inc. in 1998, our mission has been to help people realize their personal goals by working closely with each of our clients, one relationship at a time. Across good economic times and bad, we guide you in employing durable strategies for accumulating and preserving your wealth – as well as spending and enjoying it – prior to and in retirement.  

Our comprehensive advisory service helps you plan and control every aspect of your finances, from developing an effective investment portfolio to making decisions about buying a new home or insurance. We will help you develop your estate plan and find ways to lower your taxes. The wealth management plan we develop for you is designed to help you achieve the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have done all that you can to achieve your goals for you and your family.

We’ve built our reputation in this community on trust, integrity and a commitment to providing intensely personal service to every individual with whom we have a relationship. 

Our pledge to you: 

  • Always treat you with respect, honesty and integrity
  • Position your best financial decisions as our top priority
  • Take the time to personally get to know you and your most heartfelt goals
  • Educate you to ensure that you are comfortable with each of our recommendations
  • Help you with the tactical and emotional challenges in earning, investing and (especially) distributing your money
  • Be readily available for questions, concerns or objective second opinions about your financial and life decisions
  • Proactively and regularly reach out to you, to keep you informed and on track toward your current goals
  • Pay particular mind to tax and other cost controls as a key step in keeping your money in your pocket
  • Strive to exceed your expectations at every level of our relationship

Let us partner with you to achieve the life of your dreams.

Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.


  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Retirement Income Planning
  • Investment Management
  • College Education Planning
  • Tax Planning

Ideal Clients

  • Retirees and Near Retirees
  • Growing Families
  • Business Owners and Executives
  • Sudden Money Situations
  • Novice Investors

Working Together

  • In-Office Meetings
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Clearly Defined Fees
  • No Product Sales
  • Complimentary Initial Consultation

Professional Designations & Affiliations

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Office Locations:

  • 8580 Scarborough Drive
    Suite 145
    Colorado Springs, CO 80920

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