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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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
ESG Investor? How Do You Allocate Between E, S, and G? February 9, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

ESG investing has gained traction in recent years, but not all funds are the same. How do you know if your investments are aligned with your personal ESG hierarchy?

5 min read  |  Investment Strategies
New Year, New Investments: Financial Strategies for 2021 December 17, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Begin the new year with some reflection on investing. Think about what you learned from last year and consider setting New Year’s financial resolutions based on your values. Perhaps you want to invest based on a longer time frame, personal values, or becoming more adventurous.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
In Changing Times, Does Investing in a 529 Plan for College Still Make Sense? December 8, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

High costs and an uncertain job future have some parents weighing the idea of college.

5 min read  |  College Savings Plans
Seeking Higher Yield in a Low Interest Rate Environment? Here Are 6 Ideas November 18, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Interest rates have been low for quite some time, and if Federal Reserve projections hold true, they’ll continue to be low for a while. How might you get a yield bump in such an environment? Here are a few ideas—but remember the risks.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Charitable Contribution Deductions and Your Taxes: Changes for 2020 November 9, 2020 2:15 PM   |  

Considering the many disruptions and complexities of everyday life in 2020, charitable donations and tax strategy might not be top of mind. But some charities need help now more than ever. And recent legislation has changed some of the rules.

3 min read  |  Tax Strategy
Snowbird Living in a Pandemic: How the Coronavirus Could Affect Winter Tourism September 17, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Many retirees spend their winters in southern states. But travel restrictions and COVID-19 concerns will likely impact the snowbird lifestyle this winter, especially if the U.S.–Canada border is closed.

5 min read  |  Retirement Lifestyle
Solar Stocks Heat Up: Could They Power Your Portfolio? September 9, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Solar is shiny. More people are seeking renewable energy, and capacity is growing. Rallying solar stocks may be due for a pullback, but the long-term outlook is bright.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
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