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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Got Teens? Time to Teach Good Money Habits May 12, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Teenagers are the right age to learn how to save and invest. Take time to teach them.

3 min read  |  Household Finances
Family and Finances: The Working Mom Balancing and Saving Act May 5, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Juggling family schedules is hard, but saving and investing should be simpler.

3 min read  |  Household Finances
Taking a Spirited Look at the Booze Industry? Here are a Few Thoughts April 21, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Thinking of some liquid assets for your portfolio? Booze stocks may fit the bill.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Hey, Procrastinators: You Still Have Time to File Your 2016 Taxes April 14, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Waiting for the last minute to file your taxes? Check out these tips to help beat the clock.

3 min read  |  Tax Strategy
Paying for College? Here’s How to Use those Savings Plans April 7, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Paying for college? Here’s the smart way to spend with 529s and Coverdell education savings plans.

3 min read  |  College Savings Plans
Five Things to Know Before Starting Your 2016 Taxes March 2, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Ready to start your tax preparation? Keep these five things in mind.

3 min read  |  Tax Strategy
Job-Hopping? Don’t Skip These Retirement Ideas February 23, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Switching jobs and looking to save for retirement? Figuring out how much to save, avoiding high fees, and using tools and calculators can help remove the gues

4 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
It’s Tax Time Again! Six Tips to Max Tax Savings January 12, 2017 11:04 PM   |  

As the new year begins, it’s time once again to prepare for tax season. Here are six strategies that may help you lower your tax bill.

2 min read  |  Income Tax
5 Things to Get Ready for Tax Time January 5, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

As the new year begins, it’s time once again to prepare for tax season. Here are five tips to help.

2 min read  |  Income Tax
Buy or Lease? Choosing the Better Investment for a New Car December 29, 2016 11:00 PM   |  

Looking for a new car? Review your financial options first.

3 min read  |  Savings Goals
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