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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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This Medicare Mistake Could Cost You For the Rest of Your Life

Find out how to avoid one simple mistake that could lead to a lifetime of higher Medicare costs.

Fri May 22

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How Gold Became the Forgotten Commodity

The kiss of death for traders is flat performance.

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Ivy League Academics Can't Save Your Retirement, But You Can. Here's How.

A Dartmouth-Harvard study points to systematic bias in projections, but the root problem is elsewhere.

Thu May 21

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Quality Systems Soars as Earnings Double

The healthcare information-technology company has cashed in on a huge trend.

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Why Housing-Market Panic Is Overblown -- For Now

Concerns about rising rates ignore a longer-term perspective.

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Buckle Tightens Its Belt as Revenue, Earnings Shrink

The retailer's growth disappeared.

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Fresh Market Keeps Growing, but Concerns Mount About Its Future

The specialty grocer is going through a transitional phase even as the industry gets shaken up.

Wed May 20

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The Big Mistake Investors Make During Earnings Season

Earnings can focus you too much on short-term performance.

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Lowe's Earnings Bring Fears of a Housing Slowdown

Despite reasonable growth, the No. 2 home-improvement retailer failed to live up to expectations.

Tue May 19

Hidden Gems article.

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Big-Box Retail Earnings Leave the Stock Market Searching for Direction

Results from Wal-Mart and Home Depot point to disparities in the market.

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Home Depot Earnings Keep Building Higher

The home-improvement giant did better than most expected during the first quarter.

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Raven Industries Makes Investors Wait Longer for a Rebound

The conglomerate continues to see weakness in sales and profits.

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Medicaid vs. Medicare: The Key Differences You Need to Know

These similar-sounding programs are much, much different. Find out how.

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