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Brian Stoffel

For six years after graduating from Grinnell College, Brian Stoffel was a middle school teacher. Five of them were spent in inner-city Washington DC at a KIPP charter school that focused getting 100% of students accepted to college. In 2010, Brian and his wife took time off to move to Costa Rica and re-evaluate their life priorities. Six months later, having been an avid blogger on finance and stocks on the Motley Fool's discussion boards, Brian entered the Motley Fool's Writer Development Program. He has been writing for the Fool since 2010, and loves all-things-Wisconsin.

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How to Avoid Capital Gains Tax on Stocks: I Just Did It, and You Could, Too

You need to act soon. This is possible for far more people than you may think.

Sun Nov 23

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Roth IRA Rules: What You Need to Know For 2015

This tax-advantaged retirement account can supercharge your savings -- if you know all the Roth IRA rules you need to follow.

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How to Become Wealthy: It's Simpler Than Most "Experts" Say

Contrary to what you may have read, savings really are the key to becoming wealthy.

Tue Nov 18

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Why Shareholders of Organovo Holdings Inc Have Been Waiting For This Day

This 3D bioprinting company finally has a product on the market.

Mon Nov 17

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Is Whole Foods Market Inc. a Buy Now Stock?

Trying to nail down a valuation is maddening. Here's the simple test to see if it's right for you.

Fri Nov 14

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Retirement Investing: Could This Be The Safest 8% Return You’ll Ever Find?

Could this little-known investment vehicle really offer steady 8% returns? It has--for investors who do it right.

Thu Nov 13

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How Safe Is Altria Group Inc Stock and Its Dividend?

Smoking rates are down big time. Can Altria justify its outsized dividend in the future in the face of this headwind?

Wed Nov 12

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How to Pay for College: The Affordable Option Many Americans Ignore

There's an easy way to get a degree without much debt, but it comes with a crushing stigma.

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How Safe is Philip Morris International Inc. Stock and Its Dividend?

It's the best performing S&P 500 stock since 1957, but there are some important weaknesses to be aware of.

Tue Nov 11

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The 5 States With the Best 529 Plans

You can invest in almost any state's plans, even if you don't live there! Here are the best.

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Why Procter & Gamble Co is One of the Biggest Warren Buffett Stocks

P&G has three key traits that make it a Warren Buffett stock. Here's what they are.

Sun Nov 9

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Do You Have What It Takes to Retire Early?

It's not money, or investing acumen. In fact, it may surprise you.

Thu Nov 6

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5 Things Whole Foods Market Inc. Management Wants You to Know About Its Blowout Quarter

There are changes happening at Whole Foods. Some of them might surprise you.

Wed Nov 5

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How Safe is Walt Disney Co. Stock and Its Dividend?

Mickey's kingdom isn't just for kids. It could provide serious income down the road. Here's how.

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How Safe is Comcast Corporation and Its Dividend?

This company is a cash machine. So why isn't it trading like one? The answer is important for investors to understand.

Tue Nov 4

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Investing for Beginners: Why My Worst Investment Choice Was a Great Decision

Never become a slave to this endeavor. It isn't worth it.

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Retirement Planning: How Our Mini-Retirement Changed Everything

How a break from the normal routine positively changed one person's retirement planning process.

Mon Nov 3

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3 Things for Investors to Watch as Ctrip.com International Ltd. (ADR) Reports Earnings

The goal is clear: become the one-stop shop for online travel in China. Here's how to check Ctrip's progress.

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