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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Managing the Strike Count: How to Avoid Good Faith Violations July 10, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Despite explicit rules from FINRA regarding good faith violations, clients are often confused about the when, why, and how. Here’s what you should know about cash balances, settled vs. unsettled funds, and how to avoid good faith violations.

5 min read  |  Margin
Going the Social Distance: Summer Stocks for 2020 and COVID-19 July 2, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Looking to invest in summer 2020 stocks? Summer typically means travel, family get-togethers, and flocking to theme parks, water parks, and cruises. But with COVID-19 still out there, camping, RVs, golf, cycling, and other social-distance-friendly activities are taking center stage.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Nomad Retirement: Why More Retirees Are Living That #VanLife June 1, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Want to travel in retirement? Why not consider #vanlife? Learn about the benefits and potential costs of life on the road to help you decide if it’s a lifestyle worth pursuing.

5 min read  |  Retirement Lifestyle
Do Not Adjust Your Screen: Adapting to the Stay-at-Home Economy May 14, 2020 1:08 PM   |  

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a seismic shift in the style—and venue—of entertainment, learning, shopping, and working. Here’s how companies are responding.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Not Just Fun and Games: How Esports Could Offer Potential Investment Opportunities April 30, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Gaming isn’t just for fun; it’s becoming a big business as well. If you’re looking for ways to approach potential esports investing opportunities, here are some things to consider.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
5 Smart Things to Do With Your Tax Refund March 27, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

If you think you’re going to get a tax refund, consider how you can put that extra cash to good use. Here are five ideas.

5 min read  |  Tax Strategy
Impact Investing: Clean & Renewable Energy and Your Portfolio March 20, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

When it comes to socially responsible investing, concerns about climate change and the environment are at the front of many investors’ minds.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Retiring? Keep an Eye on These 5 Retirement Tax-Planning Strategies February 26, 2020 10:00 AM   |  

As you approach the end of your career, it’s important to understand retirement tax strategies. Here are five things to keep an eye on.

3 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Avoid Costly Mistakes: IRA & 401(k) Withdrawal Tax Penalties February 25, 2020 3:56 PM   |  

Learn about contributions, withdrawals, and distributions to help you avoid paying tax penalties on your retirement accounts.

5 min read  |  Tax Strategy
Wondering What to Invest in? Start with What You Love February 12, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Love your hobbies? There’s probably a stock for that. Here are a few tips for investing in your passions.

5 min read  |  Investment Strategies
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