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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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Why Caterpillar Stock Has Gone Nowhere So Far in 2015

The heavy-equipment maker keeps facing tough conditions, but can Caterpillar bounce back?

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TMFGalagan replied to the Dropout's Den board. 8:08 AM

Re: Hey Dan

Sally, I replied privately. Let me know if you don't get the message and I'll try again. Thanks for your kind words!

best,
dan

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How Philip Morris International Became a Top Dividend Stock

In just a few short years, the tobacco giant has established itself as an income producer.

Sun Jul 5

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The Retirement Number Secret No One Wants to Tell You

Advisors push you toward saving enough to reach a fixed retirement number, but there's something they're not saying.

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Social Security Default: Does the Risk Justify Taking Benefits Earlier?

Many people argue that taking a bird in hand is better than two in the bush. Do you agree?

Sat Jul 4

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Social Security: 3 Ways Children Can Qualify

Social Security income isn't just for retirees.

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4 Obamacare Benefits Many Seniors Don't Know About

The Affordable Care Act has many provisions that haven't gotten much attention.

Thu Jul 2

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How Rule 144A Created a Shadow Financial Market

This SEC rule lets big players in the financial world trade among themselves.

Wed Jul 1

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TMFGalagan posted to the Dropout's Den board. 3:35 PM

Daniel

Hey Naj, thanks again for the suggestion. Daniel was everything I wanted for the occasion and more.

The restaurant is worthy of a full writeup and I'll do that when I have some free time over the weekend, along with links to the required [more]

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Container Store Needs to Clean Up Its Act

The company's slowest quarter of the year isn't likely to produce great results, but investors need to see signs of hope.

Rule Breakers article.

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3 Tech Stocks Wall Street Is Too Bullish On

Sometimes, shareholders get too enthusiastic about the tech stocks they own.

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TMFGalagan published an article 12:00 AM

Will the CBOE VIX Predict the Next Stock Market Crash?

This measure of volatility is something many people look at but don't truly understand.

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Alcoa Earnings: What Investors Want to See From the Aluminum Giant

In its role as the company that starts off earnings season, Alcoa needs to build some positive momentum, even in tough times.

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Greenbrier Keeps Growing, but Some Investors Feel Like They've Missed the Train

The railcar manufacturer posted record revenue and solid earnings growth, but fell short of some expectations.

Tue Jun 30

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How Social Security's Most Important Feature Got So Confusing

Figuring out how much you'll get from Social Security is a lot more complicated than you'd think.

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