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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Managing the Strike Count: How to Avoid Good Faith Violations July 10, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Despite explicit rules from FINRA regarding good faith violations, clients are often confused about the when, why, and how. Here’s what you should know about cash balances, settled vs. unsettled funds, and how to avoid good faith violations.

5 min read  |  Margin
Going the Social Distance: Summer Stocks for 2020 and COVID-19 July 2, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Looking to invest in summer 2020 stocks? Summer typically means travel, family get-togethers, and flocking to theme parks, water parks, and cruises. But with COVID-19 still out there, camping, RVs, golf, cycling, and other social-distance-friendly activities are taking center stage.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Nomad Retirement: Why More Retirees Are Living That #VanLife June 1, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Want to travel in retirement? Why not consider #vanlife? Learn about the benefits and potential costs of life on the road to help you decide if it’s a lifestyle worth pursuing.

5 min read  |  Retirement Lifestyle
Do Not Adjust Your Screen: Adapting to the Stay-at-Home Economy May 14, 2020 1:08 PM   |  

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a seismic shift in the style—and venue—of entertainment, learning, shopping, and working. Here’s how companies are responding.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Not Just Fun and Games: How Esports Could Offer Potential Investment Opportunities April 30, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Gaming isn’t just for fun; it’s becoming a big business as well. If you’re looking for ways to approach potential esports investing opportunities, here are some things to consider.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Retiring? Keep an Eye on These 5 Retirement Tax-Planning Strategies February 26, 2020 10:00 AM   |  

As you approach the end of your career, it’s important to understand retirement tax strategies. Here are five things to keep an eye on.

3 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Wondering What to Invest in? Start with What You Love February 12, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Love your hobbies? There’s probably a stock for that. Here are a few tips for investing in your passions.

5 min read  |  Investment Strategies
Sweet Stocks to Ask to Be Your Valentine February 5, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Valentine’s Day is potentially a great time to invest in flowers, chocolate, or other perishable indulgences for your loved ones. It may also be a good time to give your stock portfolio a little love.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
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
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