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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Ripples Across the Pond: Potential Brexit Impact on the U.S. Economy June 3, 2019 11:22 AM   |  

If a no-deal Brexit should come to pass, there would likely be further market volatility. But an “oasis” factor could help fortify the U.S. economy.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Emerging & Frontier Markets: Going Abroad Without Leaving the Office May 15, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

While there are risks involved, investing in emerging and frontier markets can offer stock portfolio and currency diversification and significant growth opportunities.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Boomer U: Lifelong Learning for Seniors Heading Back to the Classroom May 6, 2019 1:18 PM   |  

Seniors are returning to the classroom to continue their education and skills for a more fulfilling and meaningful retirement.

5 min read  |  Retirement Lifestyle
529 Savings Plans: Investing Toward College & More December 25, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

What is a 529 plan? Get education savings and tax savings working in tandem for you and your college-bound family.

3 min read  |  College Savings Plans
Retirees See 2.8% Social Security (COLA) Cost-of-Living Boost in 2019 December 5, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

The Social Security Administration announced a cost-of-living adjustment of 2.8% for 2019. But is that enough to outpace rising costs in retirement?

3 min read  |  Social Security
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
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