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Dan Caplinger

Dan Caplinger is a contract writer for The Motley Fool. In addition to his writing, Dan works as an independent financial consultant and estate-planning attorney. Finding that taking one bar exam wasn't enough punishment, he took three (and passed them all!) and went on to become a CFP (certified financial planner) professional in 2004 before voluntarily relinquished the designation in 2012. Dan focuses on making complex legal and financial concepts easier to understand. His experience in drafting legal documents, administering trusts and estates, and developing personal financial plans all contributes to the content of his articles. Although he generally doesn't pay attention to conspiracy theories, Dan has a healthy skepticism of the mainstream financial industry.

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Sun Aug 21

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3 Smart Medicare Advantage Moves

Many people don't realize that they have alternatives to traditional Medicare. Find out three ways you can benefit from considering Medicare Advantage.

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Wealthfront vs. Vanguard: Which Is the Better Choice for Retirement Investors?

The index fund giant squares off against the premier robo-advisor to find out which makes more sense for long-term savers.

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The Save Our Social Security Act: a First Step Toward Reform?

This bipartisan bill acknowledges the need for a balance approach in dealing with Social Security.

Sat Aug 20

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Altria Group Inc.'s Worst Loss in 2016 So Far

Dealing with a setback to a potential growth business could come back to bite the tobacco giant.

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Turning 62 in 2017? Expect Less From Social Security

This little-known change in benefits will hit early retirees starting next year.

Fri Aug 19

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Why Melco Crown, U.S. Steel, and Pure Storage Slumped Today

These stocks helped lead the stock market downward. Find out why.

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Why GEO Group, DeVry Education, and Restoration Hardware Jumped Today

Even though the stock market finished the week on a down note, these stocks climbed. Find out why.

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The 10 Top Nasdaq 100 Dividend Stocks: Do Any Belong in Your Portfolio?

Dividends have become much more common in the Nasdaq in recent years, but income investors searching for winners there should look beyond yield.

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How Risky Is Philip Morris International, Inc.?

Despite strong stock-price performance, the tobacco giant faces plenty of challenges for the future.

Thu Aug 18

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Why Twitter, Briggs & Stratton, and Corrections Corp. of America Slumped Today

Even in an upward-moving market, these stocks lost ground. Find out why.

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Why Williams Companies, Canadian Solar, and Advanced Micro Devices Jumped Today

These stocks helped lead the market higher. Find out why.

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Altria Group Inc.'s Best Segment So Far in 2016

The cigarette maker has a surprising success story in its operations.

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3 Reasons Philip Morris International, Inc. Stock Could Rise

Even though Philip Morris International has faced challenges, there are reasons for optimism.

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Nestle Deals With Slow-Growth Pressures

The food giant has seen its results take a hit from deflationary trends but is still fighting hard to boost organic growth.

Wed Aug 17

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TMFGalagan published an update. 11:07 PM

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NetEase Shows Investors Its A-Game

The Chinese online gaming company is playing to win.

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Why Cree, Barnes & Noble, and Staples Slumped Today

Even though the market rose today, these stocks fell. Find out why.

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Why Caesars Entertainment, Och-Ziff Capital Management, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals Jumped Today

These stocks helped lead the market higher. Find out why.

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PPG Industries' Stock Split History: Why Investors Might Not See Another Split for a Long Time

The chemical company has split its shares many times. Is another PPG stock split on its way?

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