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Michael Douglass

Michael Douglass


Former Deputy Managing Editor, I started in Healthcare, but you'll find me writing regularly about biotech, dividend stocks, and personal finance.

Recent articles

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3 Reasons Realty Income Corp.'s Dividend Is Safe

It all comes down to the REIT's fundamental business.

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AbbVie’s $63 Billion Mistake

Overpaying for Allergan would be a serious misstep.

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3 401(k) Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Each can render a significant cost to your retirement savings.

Blue-chip stocks

3 Excellent Dividend Aristocrats You Can Buy Right Now

These quality businesses have lots of opportunities to keep raising what they give back to investors.

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Here’s How to Become a 401(k) Millionaire

Start early, save a lot.

Sad retiree

What Happens When Social Security Goes Broke?

And how we can (hopefully) prevent that from happening.

Defensive stocks protect your portfolio like the walls of a castle

This 5% Dividend Yield Isn't Good Enough for Me

Because I'm looking for both income and growth.

Happy retiree

This Surprising Retirement Statistic Could Change Your Future

And most importantly: Your golden years can be golden, even if you aren't staggeringly wealthy.

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3 Numbers Underscore Redfin’s Enormous Opportunity

The more I learn about this company, the more I like it.

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Is This $136,852 Gift Hidden in Your 401(k)?

It'll cost you a few bucks, but it's totally worth it.

mutual funds

How to Invest in Mutual Funds

Everything you need to know about mutual fund investing.

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The $2.5 Million Retirement Question Every Gen Xer Needs to Answer

Just how much will you need to retire?


Why I Finally Sold my Gilead Sciences Stock Position

Even I eventually gave up.

TrackMaven CEO Allen Gannett on Creativity, Entrepreneurship, and Cultivating Diversity

The Motley Fool interviews Allen Gannett on "The Creative Curve", which hit bookstores on June 12th.

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The Completely Unpredictable Retirement Expense You Somehow Must Prepare For

According to some estimates, this could cost you $280,000 or more if you're retiring today.

Woman at crossroads

Has the Gilead Sciences Buy Argument Collapsed?

Let's find out.


70% of Americans Dream of Traveling in Retirement: How to Afford It (Without a Ton of Cash)

It can be surprisingly easy (particularly if you have a retiree's flexible schedule).


BofI Holding Stock Is Expensive: Here's Why It's Still a Buy

If the growth runway is long enough, valuation doesn't matter that much.

home buyer

We Got $36,000 in Home Loan Savings -- but You Could Do Even Better

Our deal was good, but we missed out on even more savings.

retired couple at cafe

5 Good Reasons to Work Until You're 70

Personally, I find the fifth the most convincing.

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