Matt Whittaker
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About Matt Whittaker

Matt Whittaker is a Colorado-based freelance journalist. In addition to The Ticker Tape, his work has been published by The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Barron’s, U.S. News & World Report, and other publications. Over more than a decade as a business and financial journalist, he has reported from four continents and covered the global seafood industry, energy and mining companies, commodities, and mergers and acquisitions. He also writes about adventure sports.

Matt majored in journalism at the University of Tennessee.

 

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Annuities: An Unsung Way to Potentially Avoid Probate May 15, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

How can investors structure certain finances in a manner that protects their heirs from excessive taxes, legal issues, and attorneys? One approach to consider is an annuity.

5 min read  |  Estate Planning
Tax Incentives: Govt Guiding Good Choices in Savings, Investing April 2, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

Tax incentives are designed to stimulate the economy. See the popular tax deductions and tax credits aimed at education, home buying and retirement savings from TD Ameritrade.

3 min read  |  Income Tax
What Is a Tax Refund Anyway? Demystifying and Maximizing February 21, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

What is a tax refund and how do I get as big a one as possible? Learn the most commonly missed refund tips and tricks from TD Ameritrade.

3 min read  |  Income Tax
Consumer Price Index (CPI): Inflation, Interest Rates, Growth February 12, 2018 7:00 PM   |  

Learn how economic growth, inflation and interest rates link to the consumer price index and how the CPI, sometimes called the inflation index, affects the stock market as well as depicts the price of goods and services.

3 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Retirees to See 2% Social Security Cost-of-Living Boost in 2018 January 30, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

The Social Security Administration announced a cost-of-living adjustment of 2% for 2018. But is that enough to outpace rising costs in retirement?

3 min read  |  Social Security
Approaching Retirement? New Financial Objectives and Mindset January 11, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

Learn four financial principles and objectives to consider as you approach your retirement years.

3 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Balancing Portfolio Risk and Growth After You've Retired December 26, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Feeling financially conservative at retirement age? Your golden years need not be totally devoid of growth investments.

2 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Thinking About a Career Change? Here Are Some Things to Consider December 21, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Is a career change in your future? Learn more about how to change careers and things to consider as you make a career shift.

3 min read  |  Household Finances
Consider Investing Toward College for a Loved One with a 529 Plan December 14, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

As college costs continue to climb, it may be time to consider saving for college. Explore the topic of 529 plans and how they fit into a financial plan.

3 min read  |  College Savings Plans
How Your Retirement Will Be Different from Grandpa’s December 5, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Retirement looks different now than in days of yore. Make sure you’re informed and planning ahead with specific goals—financial and personal.

2 min read  |  Retirement Lifestyle
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