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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Go Paperless This Tax Season: Electronic Tax Forms from TD Ameritrade January 3, 2020 10:00 AM   |  

Reduce your carbon footprint and clear out your filing cabinet. Going paperless with e-delivery of your tax forms can streamline your tax season.

5 min read  |  Income Tax
Taboo Topic? Talking About Money with Your Kids & Managing Family Finances December 27, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

Breaking down financial taboos and speaking openly about money can help reduce financial mistakes for families and kids and help them pursue their dreams.

5 min read  |  Household Finances
Thrift Savings Plans: An Overview ... And What’s New in 2020 December 26, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

Are you a member of the military or a federal employee? Here’s what you should know about Thrift Savings Plans. Plus, new changes just went into effect in September 2019.

5 min read  |  Plan Distributions
“Unretirees” Rising: Top Side-Hustles for Growing Group December 20, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

According to a recent survey conducted on behalf of TD Ameritrade, a majority of Americans over age 40 plan to keep working after their retirement age. Perhaps it’s time to get a fun side hustle.

5 min read  |  Retirement Income
Trading with Cash? Avoid Account Violations November 26, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

When trading in a cash account, understand the three different types of cash account violations you could encounter: free ride violation, good faith violation, and liquidation violation.

5 min read  |  Trading Strategies
5 Lessons Smart Parents Teach Their Kids About Money November 25, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

Parents can be good role models when it comes to teaching kids about money. Teaching children the benefits of saving, making good choices about spending money, and understanding the importance of good credit can put kids on a path to financial success.

5 min read  |  Household Finances
Out of This World: Is Space a New Twist on Frontier Investing? November 20, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

Space may be the final frontier in exploration, but what about for your portfolio? As Virgin Galactic files its IPO, perhaps now’s a good time to review the investing “universe.”

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
ABC + ESG? Education Savings Plus Socially Responsible Investing November 4, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Socially responsible investing is maturing, growing in assets, and moving into new territory. Find out where ESG investing is heading next.

2 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Non-Alcoholic Beverage Stocks: Is It Time for Your Portfolio to Go Sober? October 31, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

With millennials and Gen Z more comfortable with sober drinks, beverage companies are looking to cash in on the so-called sober-curious trend.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Halloween Stocks Could Offer a Treat for Your Portfolio October 9, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Get some Halloween stock treats and bone up on some investing ideas for your Halloween portfolio.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
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