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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That’s the Spirit! Fine Whiskey Becomes an Investment September 1, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn about collecting whiskey by understanding the basics of auctions, collecting and storage.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Investing in Wine: Build a Self-Funded Wine Cellar Collection August 18, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Build an investment wine cellar with these tips.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Is College Education Worth Student Loans Debt? August 11, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Is a college degree worth the cash? Although the cost of higher education continues to rise, it’s often seen as a solid investment.

3 min read  |  College Savings Plans
Plug It In, Turn It On, Check It Out: Here Come Smart Home Products July 28, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Connected homes are becoming more popular. Here’s what some firms are doing.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Gear Shift: New Views on the Best Time of Year to Buy a Car July 21, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn the new conventional wisdom: auto dealers offer some new tips as some of the old rules are outdated.

2 min read  |  Savings Goals
Decided to Stop Renting and Buy a House? Time to Start Saving July 14, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn how to save for a house—and how to keep your cash safe while you’re building that down payment.

2 min read  |  Savings Goals
Building Better Credit: Borrowing Wisely to Get Good Debt June 30, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Learn one way to establish healthy credit when you're young using good debt.

2 min read  |  Household Finances
Indulge Dad’s Inner Foodie with High-Tech Home Hobbyist Gear June 16, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

New do-it-yourself home hobby gadgets combine ease of use and high tech.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Is the Activewear Apparel Market Getting Bent Out of Shape? June 9, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

After an extended period of growth, the activewear market seems to be taking a time-out.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Survey Says: Financial Tips I Wish I Knew When I Graduated College June 1, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Millennials offer financial tips to young money: Survey says saving starts early.

2 min read  |  Creating a Budget
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