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Why Carlson Financial?

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    Fiduciary is just a fancy word for putting the client first, always. We choose to put your best interests above our own instead of the other way around. Makes sense to us!

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    Transparent Fees

    No hidden fees here! We make it easy for you to understand exactly how we get compensated, so you never have to wonder about how much you pay.

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    We are not limited to one company’s products — which means we aren’t incentivized to push one type of investment over another. Our firm analyzes your financial plan to figure out which investments are best for your unique situation.

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Carl Carlson CEO & Founder


I look forward to getting to talk with you soon. But, first, here’s a little bit about me:

I grew up on a farm in Kansas and began working in the financial industry at age 25. Although I started out working for some big wealth management firms, I quickly grew frustrated by the industry’s lack of honesty and transparency. It seemed as if those big firms cared more about filling their own pockets than truly putting the client first!

To do things the right way, I decided to start my own firm and launched Carlson Financial in 2012. I am extremely proud of our fiduciary advisors who put our clients first every step of the planning process!

You might have seen my face before, because I make regular appearances on local TV and radio stations and often speak at the events our firm holds.

When I’m not making EPIC plans for our clients, you can find me traveling with my wife, Kay Lyn, FaceTiming with my three children (Emily, Anna and Ethan), or trying to find the next best Cabernet Sauvignon.

From Our Team

How to Plan for Market Downturns

Your risk tolerance is one of many factors to be considered when building a financial plan. It helps your advisor know How often do corrections,…

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From Carl

Investment Portfolio Update – April 8th, 2021

Carl Carlson, CEO & Founder, discusses how we have our clients portfolios positioned. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at…

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