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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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
Looking To Retire Abroad? How To Choose a Retirement Location June 6, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

What should retirees look at before making the decision to retire abroad? How do benefits (tax, lifestyle, and otherwise) compare to top U.S. destinations?

5 min read  |  Retirement Lifestyle
Start A College Fund Early And Let Your Kid In On the Plan May 29, 2018 9:00 AM   |  

Looking to the future? Starting a college fund is part of a successful education investment plan for investing in a lifetime.

5 min read  |  College Savings Plans
Graduate Life Hacks for Paying Off College Debt May 21, 2018 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
Tax Forms 101: Forms You Might Receive, Forms You Might File May 11, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

When tax time rolls around, what tax forms might you receive and what might you need to file? There are hundreds of possible forms depending on your situation, but here are some of the most common ones.

5 min read  |  Tax Forms
Large Life Purchases: Is Using a 401k Loan a Good Idea? May 4, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

If you're thinking of borrowing from your 401k to fund a large purchase like a home, consider the 401k loan rules, pros, and cons carefully.

5 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
Is the Gold Rush On? Keep an Eye on Central Banks April 11, 2018 8:00 PM   |  

The correlation between gold and the S&P 500 is typically low, but sometimes they move in tandem. Is the gold rush back on for investors? Watch central banks for possible answers.

5 min read  |  Commodities
Education Tax Deductions: A Savings Nudge from Your Uncle Sam March 28, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

Education tax deductions and credits, offered by dear uncle Sam, contribute to college funds and assist current college students . Learn about education tax deductions and credits today.

3 min read  |  Income Tax
On the Tax Return Starting Block? Here's How to File Your Taxes March 15, 2018 8:00 PM   |  

It's tax season. If this is your first year, you have a lot to learn about how to file your taxes. Learn tips, tricks, and how-to at TD Ameritrade.

3 min read  |  Income Tax
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