Sandy is a seasoned writer who attempts to transforms complex financial topics into simple, everyday language. She writes personal finance and retirement planning articles for The Ticker Tape to help individuals pursue their goals at every stage of their financial journey. Before writing for The Ticker Tape, Sandy was a lead writer for TIAA's institutional business.
She holds FINRA Series 7, Series 63, and Series 24 licenses, and is also a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS). Her work has received industry recognition from the Insurance and Financial Communications Association and the Mutual Fund Education Alliance.
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Identifying the beneficiaries for your retirement accounts can seem daunting. Get tips from TD Ameritrade about protecting your assets, beneficiary types, and updating forms to help simplify the process.
Credit card and financial fraud can affect anyone, though there are strategies that may help minimize your risk. Educate yourself on the common scams and ways to potentially protect yourself from being a victim of financial fraud.
Investing in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can provide exposure to a wide variety of markets, sectors, and asset classes. Get tips to help you find ETFs that match your goals and investment style.
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