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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