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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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Tax Season Is Over, But the Typical American Is Still Working for Uncle Sam

Most Americans pay well over a quarter of their overall income in taxes.

Sun Apr 19

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What Is an Ordinary Annuity (And Why's It So Hard to Find)?

There's a lot of confusion about annuities as investments. Find out how you can keep things simple.

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Medicare Reform Becomes Law: What You Need to Know

The passage of a long-awaited measure will change the way doctors are paid.

Sat Apr 18

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Why Social Security Reform Will Never Happen (And Why That Shouldn't Worry You)

Despite long-term financial threats, Social Security will survive. Here's why.

Fri Apr 17

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Canadian National Railway Looks to Invest in Its Future

The railroad will benefit from cheaper fuel and is making big investments to improve service.

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Why Hasbro Investors Don't Care About Declining Sales

The toy industry has suffered lately, but Hasbro could be in position to recover in the long run.

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Global Concerns and Inflation Spook Stocks (Even Though They Shouldn't)

The market took macroeconomic issues as an excuse for a sell-off Friday, but investors don't need to panic.

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Reynolds American, Inc. Earnings Smoke Higher Despite Merger Concerns

The tobacco company posted solid gains even as the waiting game for Lorillard continues.

Thu Apr 16

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UnitedHealth Shines As Growth Accelerates on All Fronts

The health insurance giant continues to innovate with its unique business model.

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Will OPEC's Big Gamble Pay Off?

The energy sector gives a good sense of how supply and demand can affect markets.

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Philip Morris International Inc. Fights Back as Stronger Sales Point to a Better 2015

Despite ongoing pressure from the strong U.S. dollar, the tobacco giant saw cigarette shipments jump.

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