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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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Mon May 29

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TMFGalagan replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 6:51 PM

Re: Profit Sharing in Funds

Re: selling puts on overpriced stocks - Naj may not have considered the unusual strategy of having a 65+% in cash at all times. The inopportune margin calls of 2/2016 can be avoided with a big cash reserve.

In all sincerity, my [more]

Thu May 18

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TMFGalagan posted to the Dropout's Den board. 9:12 AM

Teddy, how's your mouth?

Checking in on the dental indicator.

My summer vacation isn't until late August - time your options trades accordingly. :)

good luck,
dan

Tue May 2

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TMFGalagan replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 9:16 AM

Re: small post on buybacks

Thanks, Naj - I thought I remembered this more refined answer but my transcript-search-fu wasn't working.

Steve Wynn is in that category of CEOs that you can learn a lot from regardless of whether you actually invest in Wynn or casinos [more]

Mon May 1

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TMFGalagan replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 11:46 AM

Re: small post on buybacks

His answer was pretty awesome.

Cruel of you to make me search, but I did manage to find it here in the archives:

Wynn -- The whole country got overpriced, bloated, swollen. It wasn't predatory lenders. It was greedy, [more]

Mon Apr 3

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TMFGalagan replied to the Dropout's Den board. 3:15 PM

Re: Anyone Home?

My big news is I just got back from two weeks in Denver doing flight training to get my instrument rating. Day-by-day details on my Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/DanCaplinger

Apart from [more]

Wed Mar 8

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TMFGalagan published an article 10:33 AM

Why the Best Is Yet to Come for Franco-Nevada Corporation

New deals take time to pan out. Find out what's down the road for the precious metals streamer.

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TMFGalagan published an article 9:59 AM

Better Buy: Philip Morris International, Inc. vs. Verizon

Which favorite among income investors is the smarter pick?

Rule Breakers article.

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Hidden Gems article.

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Tue Mar 7

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TMFGalagan replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 9:30 PM

Re: Trump slump? US tourism industry fears downt

Platykurtic -

I think you're right about inbound tourism risk, but I'd argue that the sentiment isn't that new. Long before Trump, I've talked with folks when I've traveled abroad who've been to the U.S. and seen our [more]

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TMFGalagan published an article 6:16 PM

Bouncing Backlog Gives AeroVironment Investors Hope for the Future

Sales declines and losses weren't as bad as many had feared.

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TMFGalagan published an article 5:04 PM

Why Community Health Systems, IDT, and Dick's Sporting Goods Slumped Today

These stocks led the market lower. Find out why.

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TMFGalagan published an article 4:50 PM

Why Weatherford International, Astoria Financial, and TerraForm Global Jumped Today

Despite a falling market, these stocks climbed. Find out why.

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TMFGalagan published an article 12:00 PM

How to Estimate Your Social Security Benefits

Get a good idea of what you should expect in retirement from Social Security.

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TMFGalagan published an article 9:09 AM

Mortgage Taxes in 2017: What You Need to Know

Homeownership comes with big tax breaks. Find out about them.

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TMFGalagan published an article 8:08 AM

IRA Taxes in 2017: What You Need to Know

Use these retirement accounts more effectively in your tax planning.

Income Investor article.

TMFGalagan published an update. 7:48 AM

Hidden Gems article.

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Mon Mar 6

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TMFGalagan published an article 9:19 PM

Douglas Dynamics Overcomes a Weak Winter

The work-truck attachment and solutions specialist saw revenue rise despite a second consecutive year of below-average snowfall.

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TMFGalagan published an article 5:58 PM

Thor Industries Keeps Motoring Down the Road

The RV specialist hit new records, but some investors weren't satisfied.

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