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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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Thu Feb 16

Inside Value article.

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Income Investor article.

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Should I Itemize on My Tax Return, or Take the Standard Deduction?

It's usually fairly clear which one gives you the biggest tax break -- but not always. Some situations make it a bit more tricky to figure.

Stock Advisor article.

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Rule Breakers article.

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Hidden Gems article.

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Stock Advisor article.

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Rule Breakers article.

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Wed Feb 15

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TMFGalagan published an article 11:01 PM

NetEase Finishes 2016 on a Winning Note

The Chinese online gaming giant kept growing and boosted its dividend.

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TMFGalagan published an article 6:49 PM

Marriott Sees a Strong 2017 With Starwood Under Its Belt

The hotel company enjoyed its first full quarter after its merger, and it's more optimistic than ever about its future.

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TripAdvisor Takes an Earnings Hit As It Invests in Its Future

The online travel company hopes that spending now will pay off in the years ahead.

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Why American International Group, Teck Resources, and Movado Group Slumped Today

Despite a strong market, these stocks fell. Find out why.

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TMFGalagan published an article 4:33 PM

Why Fortress Investment Group, Editas Medicine, and Hertz Global Holdings Jumped Today

These stocks helped lead the market to new highs. Find out why.

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TMFGalagan published an article 10:40 AM

What Is the Capital Loss Deduction?

Being able to write off losses is a silver lining at tax time.

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TMFGalagan published an article 10:29 AM

Better Buy: Altria Group Inc. vs. Coca-Cola

Which consumer stock is the smarter pick?

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TMFGalagan published an article 9:54 AM

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

How do these big consumer giants compare?

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TMFGalagan published an article 8:08 AM

3 Ways the IRS Pays You to Save

Finally, you can get some money back from the taxman.

Inside Value article.

TMFGalagan published an update. 12:23 AM

Hidden Gems article.

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Options article.

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