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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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Tue Jul 26

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Mon Jul 25

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Why Smart People Have Retirement Accounts

IRAs, 401(k)s, and other special retirement accounts have huge advantages. Find out why you should use them.

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3 Reasons to File for Social Security on Time

It can be smart to start taking benefits exactly when Social Security expects you to. Find out why.

Sun Jul 24

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TMFGalagan published an article 7:18 AM

The Simple Way to Find Your Retirement Number

Find out how to come up with a savings target you can strive toward.

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Read This Before You Take Medicare Benefits

Get smart about your Medicare coverage by being prepared.

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Is 62 a Good Age to Claim Social Security?

Starting your Social Security benefits at the earliest age possible has pros and cons. Learn about them here.

Sat Jul 23

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3 Stocks We're Ready to Sell

Whether they've had a good run or are simply unlikely to bounce back, it's time to take a cold, hard look at these three investments.

Fri Jul 22

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Why PayPal Holdings, Olin, and Skyworks Solutions Slumped Today

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

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Why Southwestern Energy, Puma Biotechnology, and Boston Beer Jumped Today

These stocks helped pull the stock market higher. Find out why.

Rule Breakers article.

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Hidden Gems article.

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Can Ellie Mae Earnings Keep the Stock Soaring?

The mortgage-processing software company has most investors feeling optimistic about its future.

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TMFGalagan published an article 1:47 PM

Take-Two Interactive Braces For a Tough Quarter

The video game specialist anticipates a loss and a substantial revenue decline.

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TMFGalagan published an article 12:59 PM

Watsco Cools Down Despite Dividend Hike

The HVAC specialist suffered declines in sales and profits for the first time in a while.

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TMFGalagan published an article 10:41 AM

Will MasTec Really See Earnings Soar?

Investors have high hopes for the specialty construction company, but are their expectations overly ambitious?

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TMFGalagan published an article 10:41 AM

Will MasterCard Earnings Bounce Back This Quarter?

Investors are looking for the credit card giant to get its earnings moving back in the right direction.

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TMFGalagan published an article 10:34 AM

Deckers Outdoor Braces for Big Losses

The footwear specialist has a reputation for its cold-weather shoes, which makes the spring and summer months especially challenging.

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TMFGalagan published an article 10:13 AM

Are Altria Group Earnings Still Headed Higher?

The cigarette giant has done very well lately, and most expect further gains.

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TMFGalagan published an article 9:50 AM

Can Middleby Keep Up Its Growth?

Investors have high hopes for the kitchen equipment specialist this quarter.

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