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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Education Tax Deductions: A Savings Nudge from Your Uncle Sam March 28, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

Education tax deductions and credits, offered by dear uncle Sam, contribute to college funds and assist current college students . Learn about education tax deductions and credits today.

3 min read  |  College Savings Plans
On the Tax Return Starting Block? Here's How to File Your Taxes March 15, 2018 8:00 PM   |  

It's tax season. If this is your first year, you have a lot to learn about how to file your taxes. Learn tips, tricks, and how-to at TD Ameritrade.

3 min read  |  Income Tax
How to File Taxes for Free (and When to Consider Paying Instead) February 6, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

Learn how to file taxes for free, platforms that allow you to file for free and reasons why you maybe better off paying for a little help.

2 min read  |  Income Tax
Goodbye, Snail Mail and Paper Returns. Hello, e-Filing Your Taxes February 1, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

Tax preparation software and online tax filing services may make e-filing your taxes a breeze. Here are some tips on how to e-file taxes smoothly.

3 min read  |  Income Tax
Financial Planning to Meet Your Life Goals November 30, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Having a financial plan can get you on track for life’s big events.

2 min read  |  Savings Goals
Teaching Children to Save: The Financial Gift that Keeps Giving November 16, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Preparing children for the future is our job as parents. Teaching children to save is crucial for their future financial well-being. Here are some ideas.

2 min read  |  College Savings Plans
Discount Airlines May Impact the Travel Industry (And Your Plans) November 9, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

What impact might discount foreign airlines have on U.S. carriers, the travel industry, and potential investments?

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Unconventional Wisdom: Challenging Some Personal Finance Adages October 20, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Personal finance choices are not one-size-fits-all. Your situation might differ from the conventional wisdom.

4 min read  |  Creating a Budget
How Technological Breakthroughs Are Changing Aging October 13, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Technological advances are making seniors more independent

2 min read  |  Retirement Lifestyle
College Days: Meet Your Future Employer, Gain Financial Literacy September 15, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Use college time to meet prospective employers and learn investing.

2 min read  |  Creating a Budget
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