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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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Wed Sep 17

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Apogee Enterprises' Growth Is as Clear as Glass

The glass specialist continues to press its revenue and earnings higher. Find out why the good times could last even longer.

Tue Sep 16

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3 Reasons CSX Corporation's Stock Could Fall

Railroads in general have performed well lately, but there are still threats to CSX's future. Find out more about them.

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3 Reasons Alcoa Inc. Stock Could Rise

The aluminum giant has already seen impressive gains, but Alcoa stock could still climb higher.

Mon Sep 15

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3 Reasons Philip Morris International Stock Could Fall

Philip Morris stock has stalled out lately. Learn why it could fall further.

Sun Sep 14

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Medicare: Spending Crisis Averted or Disaster Looming?

A recent Congressional Budget Office study finds surprisingly positive news on Medicare, but will it last?

Fri Sep 12

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Why Facebook Inc. Stock Has Soared 42% in 2014

Disappointment at the social-media pioneer's IPO has been replaced with big profits, but does Facebook have more upside?

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Social Security: Older Couples Face a Terrifying Divorce Trap

Marital decisions late in life can have consequences. Make sure you avoid the bad ones.

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Social Security: The Wedding Gift Older Newlyweds Shouldn't Pass Up

In some cases, getting married can give your benefits a big boost.

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The 1 Investing Fee You Should Never, Ever Pay

Any costs eat into your returns; but this one just doesn't make any sense.

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Can You Guess the 5 States That Rake in the Most From Tobacco Taxes?

States count on taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products for billions. Find out whether your state ranks highest.

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What Philip Morris International Investors Need to Know This Week

Even though the international tobacco giant faces challenges, Philip Morris gave investors exactly what they wanted this week. Find out how.

Thu Sep 11

Hidden Gems article.

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Lululemon Athletica Shapes Up, But Is Growth Back for Good?

The yoga retailer posts strong results and boosts its future forecast, but the key holiday season is just months away.

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Social Security: The Shocking Way the Government's Taking Benefits Away

Retirees always want to see their monthly checks go up, but some are seeing them dry up instead. Find out why.

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Hate Florida? Retire Where You Want While Still Being Money-Smart

Lists of places to retire almost always put Southern locations near the top of the list, but that doesn't mean you have to give up what you want.

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Can Alcoa Inc. Keep up Its Earnings Momentum?

Third-quarter earnings season is just a month away, but Alcoa has kept climbing. Can it satisfy investors?

Wed Sep 10

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