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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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Thu Jan 19

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TMFGalagan replied to the Liquid Lounge board. 8:45 PM

Re: Customer Service - Comcast style

Time Warner's the same way. Took me an hour once just to figure out how to navigate the website and phone answering system to talk to a human being.

Only way to fight is to turn them off, and few people are willing to do that. If any [more]

Sat Jan 14

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TMFGalagan published an article 8:44 PM

3 Facts About Mortgages Every Retiree Should Know

It's critical not to get tripped up by issues that older homeowners face.

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TMFGalagan published an article 12:12 PM

What Does 2017 Hold for Obamacare?

Many see its days as being numbered. Will Obamacare survive or disappear?

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TMFGalagan published an article 9:13 AM

Will Intel Raise Its Dividend in 2017?

The chipmaker has done a good job of increasing its dividends over time, but will it keep doing so this year?

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TMFGalagan published an article 8:19 AM

Price of Gold in 2017: Why It Could Bounce Higher

Many hope the yellow metal will build momentum from small gains in 2016.

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TMFGalagan published an article 7:21 AM

3 Reasons to Use a Roll Over IRA When You Quit Your Job

Don't waste your retirement savings. Make a smarter move instead.

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TMFGalagan published an article 6:40 AM

These Are The 3 Biggest Tax Breaks for Education. Which Should You Pick?

The tax laws encourage people to spend on education, but you have to pick wisely.

Fri Jan 13

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TMFGalagan published an article 5:58 PM

Why GameStop, Hovnanian Enterprises, and Ryerson Holding Slumped Today

These stocks fell sharply to end the week. Find out why.

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TMFGalagan published an article 5:26 PM

Why Sanchez Energy, DexCom, and Pandora Media Jumped Today

These stocks climbed as the markets ended the week on a mixed note. Find out why.

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TMFGalagan published an article 12:49 PM

Will 2017 Be Philip Morris International, Inc.'s Best Year Yet?

The international tobacco giant has a chance at a big recovery.

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TMFGalagan published an article 12:21 PM

Nondeductible IRAs: The 1 Time They Really Make Sense

These don't have all the tax savings that other IRAs have, but they can still be useful.

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TMFGalagan published an article 11:43 AM

3 Reasons Altria Group Inc. Stock Could Fall

Despite a strong 2016, Altria stock isn't invulnerable. Find out what could send shares lower.

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TMFGalagan published an article 11:04 AM

The Impressive Dividend History of Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF

The exchange-traded fund has done a good job of delivering on its mission.

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TMFGalagan published an article 10:31 AM

Will Southern Company Raise Its Dividend in 2017?

The utility company has an impressive dividend yield, but will shareholders get a raise this year?

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TMFGalagan published an article 9:23 AM

Is MGM Resorts Stock Headed Higher in 2017?

The casino giant rebounded in 2016, but is there any upside left for the stock?

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TMFGalagan published an article 9:16 AM

Chevron Stock Split: Will 2017 Bring a Long-Awaited Split?

Chevron has split its shares several times in the past, but it's been a long time since its last move.

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TMFGalagan published an article 8:21 AM

These 3 Stocks Quadrupled in Just 1 Year

Find out what has sent these winners higher and whether they have more room to run.

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TMFGalagan published an article 7:23 AM

Why a Roth IRA Conversion in 2017 Might Be Smarter Than Ever

Find out why this strategy has a big potential benefit this year.

Thu Jan 12

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TMFGalagan published an article 5:29 PM

Why Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, AK Steel, and Vista Outdoor Slumped Today

These stocks fell on a down day for the overall market. Find out why.

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TMFGalagan published an article 5:09 PM

Why Polaris Industries, Applied Optoelectronics, and Straight Path Communications Jumped Today

These stocks helped the market cut its losses on the day. Find out why.

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Player Rank 8102 out of 74695
Score 793.60
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Accuracy 84.04%
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