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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Considering a Vacation Home? Sales Trends Vary. Location ... September 20, 2016 1:00 AM   |  

Trends in vacation home sales and prices come down to the old real-estate adage of location, but where are buyers investing now?

2 min read  |  Savings Goals
Trader RV Touring Time: Hit the Road in a Recreational Vehicle September 9, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

RV sales are growing as the economy recovers, gas is cheap, and baby boomers hit the open road. Learn which companies are benefiting from this trend.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Space! The Ultimate Bucket List Travel Destination August 26, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Today’s scientists are trying to make Star Trek’s space travel a reality. Learn which companies are leading the charge to send citizens into space.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Trader's Appetite: Fancy Trends in Casual Dining Restaurants August 19, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

The fast-casual restaurant industry is growing faster than the economy. Find out which companies and stocks are benefiting from this growth.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Future of Work: Robotic Process Automation and Human Roles July 29, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Automation is making more inroads than you might think. Here’s an overview of what to watch in this emerging technology and the companies involved.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Say, Who's at the Wheel? Drivers of Self-Driving Cars July 22, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

There’s excitement around the idea of self-driving cars and the potential for major changes in transportation. Here are the key companies working on self-driv

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Financial Insight from Foodies: Digging In July 8, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

The food industry is big business, and foodies are driving explosive growth. How can investors tap into the food industry and capitalize on these trends?

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Investing in Global Travel: Add Some Miles to a Portfolio July 1, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Tourism is growing on a global basis. Taking a vacation can be good for your mental health—and potentially your portfolio.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Commodity Play? Perk Up a Portfolio with a Global Cup of Joe June 24, 2016 12:05 AM   |  

Coffee may wake you up in the morning, and coffee can perk up a portfolio, too. Learn how investors can gain exposure to coffee and diversify a portfolio.

2 min read  |  Commodities
Virtual Reality: Not Just Fun and Games; Real Business Uses Too June 17, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Virtual reality is gaining real traction. Science fiction is becoming fact via this fast-growing technology niche. Find out which companies are leading the wa

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
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