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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Cannabis Industry Seeing Growing Interest August 23, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

New companies have been cropping up to support the budding cannabis industry. From hydroponic, heat lamp, and greenhouse firms to packagers and distributors, ancillary industries up and down the cannabis supply chain are building this industry.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Can Life Insurance Be Used for Retirement? Yes, but Consider the Alternatives August 20, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Some financial professionals have recommended life insurance policies as a retirement funding source. While it’s true that some policies can offer protection and act as a retirement savings vehicle, such a strategy might not be the most effective. Here are three alternatives.

5 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Back-to-School Season Means Shopping for Kids—and Your Portfolio? August 13, 2019 10:00 AM   |  

September means back-to-school time, which could mean shopping for your student and a portfolio of stock investments.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Sidelined: When Kids’ Sports Compete with Parents’ Retirement Planning July 5, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

A new TD Ameritrade survey found that children’s sports are impacting parents’ ability to save for retirement.

5 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Fourth of July Pop, Boom, and Sparkle: Summer Seasonal Stocks to Consider July 2, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Looking for a little portfolio sparkle this Independence Day? Here are some summer holiday-themed stocks to research and consider.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Investing in Meat Alternatives & Plant-Based Companies: Opportunities and Risks June 27, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Shifting tastes and preferences have led to the emergence of publicly traded plant-based meat alternatives such as Beyond Meat (BYND), and established food producers are responding.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Create a Monthly Budget Checklist to Move You Toward Your Goals June 6, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Monthly budgets can be a good way to track spending and set savings goals. Learn how to set up a monthly budget checklist.

5 min read  |  Creating a Budget
5G Investments: How Might a 5G Network Impact the Economy? June 3, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

With the 5G revolution in sight, what opportunities and disruptions could this digital transformation have in our individual lives and on a global scale?

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Assets Shifting to Gen X and Gen Y: Is Your Financial Advisor Shifting Too? May 30, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Gen X and millennials have been gathering investable assets, and the younger generations have different financial wants and needs from their baby boomer parents. Is your financial advisor on board?

5 min read  |  Investment Guidance
Life Hacks for Paying Off College Debt May 16, 2019 5:00 AM   |  

College graduation can be an exciting time, but paying for college debt and the newfound independence can be financially and emotionally overwhelming.

5 min read  |  Creating a Budget
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