Our Company

Carlson Financial Solutions

Carlson Financial Solutions is an insurance services firm with a fresh, new way of thinking. Our mission is to provide you with innovative strategies that may help create clarity and improve your quality of life.

Our services and strategies focus on providing tax-efficient solutions to assist you in reaching your goal of “financial independence.”

At Carlson Financial Solutions, we build relationships, financial solutions and security through honesty, integrity, and service.

Robert Carlson


Robert “Bob” Carlson is the owner of The Carlson Company, LLC dba Carlson Financial Solutions, established in 1983. He is a Registered Financial Consultant designee (RFC) and Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Consultant (ChFEBC℠)

Bob, a former course provider approved by the Florida Board of Accountancy, has lectured to numerous groups that include CPAs, accountants-enrolled agents, business brokers, business owners, retirees, military veterans (the current VFW Service Officer for Post 10685 in Glenville, NC) and federal employees from various branches of the federal government. He has also instructed classes at Southwestern Community College in North Carolina. Topics have included retirement and college planning, business continuation, business valuations, tax planning strategies, estate planning, living trusts, military veterans’ benefits and details of the federal retirement systems.

Bob has completed extensive training to help educate federal employees about their benefits. He has been working with federal employees for over 25 years. He is required to stay up-to-date on the ever-changing federal government benefits programs. He has extensive knowledge about FERS, CSRS, and Special Provisions (LEO, FF, ATC, CBPO). If you have questions about your TSP, FEGLI, Social Security, survivor benefits, or other aspects of your retirement benefits, he can help!

He realizes that proper planning can mean the difference between financial security and hardship. His practice concentrates on retirement, estate strategies, and insurances for retirees, small to large business owners, military veterans and federal employees.

Bob is a Vietnam-era veteran who served in the U.S. Army in Berlin, Germany from 1972 to 1975. After military service, he attended college at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and then started in the financial services industry in 1979. His father was a career Army officer who served during both WWII and the Korean War. As a child, Bob traveled extensively with his father living in Germany, Japan and several states. Bob has three children and seven grandchildren.