The Center for Retirement Security

The Center for Retirement Security was founded in 1989 by Bob Carlson as a research and collaboration vehicle for retirement finances, investments, taxes, and estate planning. As the educational arm of Retirement Watch, the Center for Retirement Security offers retirees and pre-retirees the resources needed to navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of retirement planning.

Bob Carlson

In addition to founding The Center for Retirement Security, Bob Carlson is the editor of the monthly newsletter Retirement Watch, the monthly video series Retirement Watch Spotlight, and the weekly free e-letter Retirement Watch Weekly. In these, he provides independent, objective research covering all the financial issues of retirement and retirement planning.

Bob Carlson has served on the Board of Trustees of the Fairfax County Employees’ Retirement System since 1992 and been chairman since 1995. The system has more than $4 billion in assets. Mr. Carlson was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Retirement System, which oversaw $42 billion in assets, from 2001-2005. He was appointed to the Virginia Retirement System Deferred Compensation Plans Advisory Committee in 2011.  Read more…


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