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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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Sotheby's Bids Up Sales, but Will Profits Climb in 2015?

The auction house saw nice revenue gains during 2014, but it still has to translate higher sales to better earnings.

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This Should Be Your First Investment

Don't just invest. Get some tax benefits to boot.

Sat Feb 28

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Medicare: These 5 States Have Saved the Most From Drug Discounts

Medicare participants in these states saved a total of nearly $1.7 billion in 2014 alone on their prescription drugs. Find out how.

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These 3 Millionaire-Maker Stocks Turned $20,000 Into $1.1 Million

Game-changing companies can have a huge impact on your portfolio. Let's look at three of them.

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Social Security: The True Cost of Future Benefit Cuts Will Shock You (Hint: It's Less Than You Think

Panic over potential cuts to Social Security in 2033 is overblown -- as long as you take action now.

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Are All S&P 500 ETFs the Same?

Lots of exchange-traded funds track the S&P 500, but many do so in slightly different ways.

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Let the IRS Pay for Day Care

Tax incentives give parents some relief from the high costs of child care.

Fri Feb 27

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Will AeroVironment Pull Out of Its Tailspin?

The drone maker's stock has plunged over the past year. Can it pull up?

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Cvent Looks to Book an Even Better 2015

The cloud-based event planner finished 2014 strongly and hopes to get more profitable this year.

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Thank These 3 Stocks For February's 1,000-Point Dow Gain

These were the companies that led the Dow higher this month.

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Why Don't These Winning Stocks Pay Dividends?

Many big companies could easily pay dividends. Should they?

Thu Feb 26

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The Dow Treads Water as Ballard Power, TASER Plunge

Volatility has taken a step back for the broader market, but earnings hit a couple of popular stocks Thursday.

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