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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.

General Information

Name:
Dan Caplinger
Fool Since:
June 23 1999
Aliases:
galagan (8/28/2006)
Where I Live:
Berkshire County, MA

Investing Basics

Stocks I Own:
AAPL, BRK-B, DIS, F, FCX, GE, NWLI, RGSE, RIG, SLW, TWO, BZF, DVY, EWP, VGK, VGT, VIG, ADX, CEF, FAX, FCO, GIM, JGT, JPS, NMB, PEO, RMT, RVT, TRF, Long Jan 2021 $45 warrants on AIG, Long Jan 2019 $13.30 warrants on BAC, Long Oct 2018 $42.42 warrants on JPM, Long Oct 2018 $34.01 warrants on WFC

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
BRK.B

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
University of Chicago (undergrad), University of Texas (law)
Job Title
estate attorney, financial planner and writer

Interests

Personal Quote:
Foolishly rushing in where the Wise fear to tread....
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
One? Wow. I think I'd go with Jimmy Carter.
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
Favorite Sports or Teams:
to play: soccer. to watch: hockey.
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Rush
Great Books Read Recently:
Seabiscuit - Laura Hillenbrand

My Story

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 earn the CFP (certified financial planner) professional designation in 2004 before voluntarily relinquishing it 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. For the moment, Dan has given up his dreams of becoming a professional card player, but don't be surprised if you see him busting out on Day 1 of next year's World Series of Poker. And if he pulls up behind you in his convertible, you'd be well advised to pull over and let him pass. Seriously!

Contact information

E-mail: dcaplinger@fool.com