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Barbara Eisner Bayer

Barbara Eisner Bayer


Barbara has written about personal finance and investing for over 24 years for E*Trade, SoFi, Discover Banking, HouseLogic, Schwab, Merrill Lynch, and many others. She's the former Managing Editor of and, and has been with the Motley Fool since its early days.

Recent articles


2 Top Dividend Stocks to Bolster Your Retirement Portfolio in a Market Correction

Help your portfolio survive stock market volatility with these two stable winners.


Successful Investors: What Would You Do in 2022 With a Blank Slate and $5,000?

Got $5,000 to invest? Here are the best ideas from three seasoned investors.

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3 Stocks I'm Buying for Retirement if the Market Crashes

Some people think a market crash is just around the corner; these three stocks are worth scooping up if that occurs.


3 Investing Turkeys and What I Learned From Them

The best investors learn from their mistakes and don't repeat them.

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3 Best Warren Buffett Stocks to Buy in November

If you can't be Warren Buffett, you may as well invest like him by choosing the three best options right now from his company's holdings.


Best Cryptocurrency Stocks for a Retirement Portfolio: 3 Experts Pick Their Faves

Long-term investors can feel reasonably safe taking positions in these cryptocurrency-related assets.


3 Solid Growth Stocks Perfect for Retirees

In order to combat the effects of inflation, all retirees need some exposure to growth in their portfolios.

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Three Must-Have ETFs to Anchor Your Retirement Portfolio

If you're in or close to retirement, these ETFs can serve as the foundation for your portfolio.

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3 Superstar Stocks for Your Retirement Portfolio

Having the right stocks in your portfolio can mean the difference between a joyful retirement or a stressful one.

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3 Great Investments for the Next Market Crash

These investments will spare you pain during the next market crash.

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4 Best Money Tips Parents Can Give Their Children

It's National Parents' Day! Here's how to give the gift of financial competence to your children.


3 Smart Strategies to Become a Millionaire Retiree

There are about 22 million millionaires in the U.S. Here's how to become one of them.

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3 Best Dividend Stocks for Retirement

These three dividend stocks will provide financial peace of mind during retirement.

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3 Secrets to Survive the Next Stock Market Crash

The next stock market crash is inevitable; here are three tips to prosper when it arrives.

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3 Top Investments to Help You Fight Inflation

You don't have to worry about inflation if you prepare your portfolio for its effects in advance.


Could I Retire on Dogecoin Alone?

The volatile cryptocurrency might be a risky bet for retirement.


3 Best Ways to Invest for Retirement

If you want a million-dollar retirement, here are the three best ways to get there.

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3 Warren Buffett Stocks Perfect for Your Retirement Portfolio

These Oracle of Omaha favorites can help you have a financially healthy retirement.

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These 3 Stocks Should Be in Every Retirement Portfolio

As a retiree, you've earned the right to relax and have fun. Here are three stocks that will help you accomplish that goal.

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New to the Stock Market? 3 Investments You Can't Go Wrong With

These stock purchases will start you on the road to investing success and prosperity.

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