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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Beyond Stocks & Bonds: Exploring Alternative Investments September 21, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Beyond the world of stocks and bonds lies another category of assets: alternative investments. Learn about the alternative investment market and the types of “alts” that may be available to retail investors.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Apps for Seniors: Kick Back and Plug In to Technology for Retirees September 19, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

As technology becomes more and more integral to our everyday lives, it’s also becoming a more prominent feature in retirement. Learn some of the apps that are improving seniors' lives.

5 min read  |  Retirement Lifestyle
History in Motion: What Is the Dow Jones Industrial Average? September 6, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)? It’s a price-weighted index of 30 large stocks, and it’s considered one of the major U.S. equity benchmarks.

3 min read  |  Trading Basics
Estate Planning with No Heirs: It's Still Important August 20, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Single and childless? You might think you don’t need estate planning. But you might be wrong. Here are some things to consider.

5 min read  |  Estate Planning
If 52 Is My 62: Is Taking Early Retirement Right for Me? July 19, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Explore how to know when taking early retirement makes sense, and some of the things you should consider before retiring.

5 min read  |  Social Security
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 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
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