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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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Fri Sep 23

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Costco Wholesale Aims to Stay Ahead of the Pack

The retail industry's woes have hit many companies, but Costco has beaten the odds before.

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What the VIX Is (and Why You Should Care)

The VIX is a key component of using options strategies correctly.

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Philip Morris International: 3 Dividend Facts You Should Know

The tobacco company is a lucrative dividend stock for many little-known reasons.

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TMFGalagan published an article 10:57 AM

A Short History of Big Tobacco's Fling With Food

Many don't know that for a while, the tobacco giant had a big stake in the food industry.

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TMFGalagan published an article 9:20 AM

3 Stocks That Have Doubled Since Last Year

Find out what has sent these winners higher and whether they have more room to run.

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Better Buy: Pfizer Inc. vs. Johnson & Johnson

These big pharma companies have posted positive returns, but which makes the smarter pick for you?

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Tax Loss Harvesting: Don't Wait Until Year-End to Save Thousands

It's not too early to think about harvesting stock losses to cut your tax bill.

Thu Sep 22

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Why Omnova Solutions, Jabil Circuit, and the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN Slumped Today

Despite a favorable market, these stocks lost ground. Find out why.

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Why SeaWorld Entertainment, Caesars Entertainment, and Steelcase Jumped Today

These stocks helped lead the market higher. Find out why.

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TMFGalagan published an article 1:34 PM

Better Buy: Polaris Industries Inc. vs. Arctic Cat

Which off-road vehicle manufacturer is the stronger pick in the industry today?

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TMFGalagan published an article 9:15 AM

3 Reasons Frontier Communications Corporation Stock Could Rise

Despite its challenges, Frontier has plenty of potential.

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Wed Sep 21

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TMFGalagan published an article 10:51 PM

CarMax Keeps Facing Sales Challenges

The car retailer's results couldn't live up to expectations as investors fear a reversal of fortune for the industry.

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Why Shutterfly, Skechers USA, and Banc of California Slumped Today

Even though the market climbed today, these stocks fell. Find out why.

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TMFGalagan published an article 5:04 PM

Why Caesars Entertainment, Barrick Gold, and Etsy Jumped Today

These stocks helped lead the market higher. Find out why.

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TMFGalagan published an article 4:07 PM

Better Buy: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. vs. Starbucks

Which of these major players in the restaurant industry is the smarter pick right now?

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TMFGalagan published an article 11:29 AM

3 Top Stocks Under $5

Find out why these stocks have done well despite their low share prices.

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TMFGalagan published an article 11:05 AM

Why Altria Group Just Took an Earnings Hit

The company quietly announced a charge against its third-quarter earnings. Find out why.

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TMFGalagan published an article 10:56 AM

Philip Morris International, Inc. in 3 Charts

See what the global tobacco giant is doing and what challenges it faces.

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