Debbie Carlson
Ticker Tape Contributor

About Debbie Carlson

Debbie Carlson has been a contributor to The Ticker Tape since 2012. She is a veteran financial journalist who specializes in explaining personal finance and financial industry trends in a way that’s easy to understand. Debbie also writes and edits for many high-level and top-tier media organizations and has contributed to The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, The Guardian, Chicago Tribune, and U.S. News & World Report, among other publications.

She holds a BA in journalism from Eastern Illinois University.

 

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What Is a Secondary Public Offering? Learn About the Risks and Opportunities September 20, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Secondary public offerings, also called follow-on offerings, differ from IPOs in some key respects.

5 min read  |  Investment Guidance
As Space Commercialization Heats Up, Can Investors Ride the Rocket? September 10, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Space commercialization may make space tourism a reality. How can investors position their portfolios to take advantage of going orbital?

4 min read  |  Investment Strategies
5 Lessons Smart Parents Teach Their Kids About Money August 27, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Parents can be the best role models for kids when it comes to saving and spending money. Here are five financial lessons parents can use to teach their kids about money.

3 min read  |  Household Finances
The Total Return Approach: Investing in a Low-Interest, Low-Dividend Yield Environment June 30, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

When bonds and dividend yields can’t keep pace with inflation, how should investors plan for retirement? One idea is to take a total return approach.

3 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Managing Trading Success: In A Way, It’s Harder than Managing Failure May 28, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Understanding trading psychology can help you learn from your failures and successes to keep your cool, especially after a hot season of winning trades.

3 min read  |  Trading Psychology
Duration, Bucketing, & More: Fixed Income and Your Retirement Portfolio May 14, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

Ultra-low interest rates and a promise by the Fed to keep rates low for a while has many retirees rethinking their bond portfolios. But is that the best course?

4 min read  |  Portfolio Management
5 Things to Consider for Your Tax Refund April 30, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Anticipating a tax refund? Before you blow it on something frivolous, consider these five ideas on how you might better use it.

5 min read  |  Tax Strategy
Can Investing in the Sleep Industry Give Your Portfolio a Better Night’s Sleep? March 10, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Over 35% of adults in the United States sleep less than seven hours a night. Insufficient sleep costs $411 billion annually. The sleep industry includes bedding, wearables, and medical devices.

3 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
CPI, PCE … What About the YPI? Assessing Your Personal Inflation Rate March 8, 2021 1:42 PM   |  

Consumer Price Index (CPI) doesn’t tell the whole story. What’s your personal inflation rate? How can you use it to assess your long-term goals?

5 min read  |  Budgeting & Saving
Barbell Strategy: A Fixed Income Investment Portfolio Powerlift? February 25, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

One common barbell strategy for fixed income investing is for investors to focus on short- and long-dated maturities, and less on the intermediate term.

5 min read  |  Bonds & Fixed Income
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