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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Household Budget: On the Same Page Aligning Needs, Wants & Wishes October 31, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Creating a family budget can seem like a daunting task, but it may surprise you how a family budget can bring you together and give the family a shared sense of purpose.

5 min read  |  Creating a Budget
Financial Aid: Understanding Expected Family Contribution (EFC) October 11, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Expected family contribution? As the time comes to start using the college savings you've accrued, be sure to know your EFC for your financial aid worksheets.

5 min read  |  College Savings Plans
Healthcare in Retirement: Know Your Options and Plan Ahead for Costs October 10, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Healthcare funding is among the most underestimated costs in retirement. Learn about three ways to help plan for costs: Medicare, health savings accounts (HSAs), and long-term care insurance.

5 min read  |  Retirement Lifestyle
Thrift Savings Plans: Retirement Investing While Serving Your Country October 8, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Are you a member of the military or a federal employee? Here’s what you should know about Thrift Savings Plans: investment, loan, and withdrawal options.

5 min read  |  Plan Distributions
Part of a Multigenerational Home? Managing Household Finances September 21, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn about the benefits and challenges of multigenerational household finances and get details about household financial management.

5 min read  |  Household Finances
Pet Food Stocks: Pet Care Is Big Business, and Millennials Are Buying In August 13, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Is your pet a member of your family? Learn how our love of animals makes for big business.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Tax Planning: Using Donor-Advised Funds for Charitable Donations August 9, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn how donor-advised funds can help you amp up charitable donations and potentially offer tax benefits.

5 min read  |  Income Tax
Investing Socially: Aligning Your Portfolio and Your Values June 29, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Socially responsible investing, which lets you align your portfolio with your values, has grown in popularity in recent years, bolstered by product innovation. Learn more here.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Focus on Women's Finance: 5 Practices of Financially Smart Women June 13, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Taking control of your own finances or the finances of the family often falls to the most financially fit female. Let's gear up girlfriend!

5 min read  |  Household Finances
College Loan Basics: Private Student Loans, Savings & More June 8, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

The cost of college is high and it's been climbing steadily. Many students rely on loans to help them through. Looking for a student loan? Here are some alternatives.

5 min read  |  Household Finances
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