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Bob Carlson

Bob Carlson

I am the editor of Retirement Watch, a monthly newsletter and web site I founded in 1990. I research and write about all the financial issues of retirement and retirement planning, for both those planning retirement and already retired. I cover estate planning, Medicare, long-term care, income taxes, IRA strategies, annuities, investments, and more. Trained as an attorney and accountant, I use independent, objective research and don’t rely on rules of thumb, conventional wisdom, or biased research. I also write books, such as The New Rules of Retirement-Revised Edition (Wiley 2016) and speak to groups. A believer in public service, I’ve served on the Board of Trustees of the Fairfax County (Va.) Employees’ Retirement System (since 1992; chairman since 1995) and the Virginia Retirement System (2000-2005). Read more of my thoughts at RetirementWatch.com or follow on Twitter @RWcommunity.

I research/write about all facets of retirement/retirement planning.