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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

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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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3 Investing Hacks From Investors on the Millionaire Track

These tricks can help you turn your cash into millions.

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3 Stocks We're Buying if the Market Crashes

We asked three experienced investors what they're buying if equities plunge. Growth stocks were definitely on their minds.


Successful Investors Share: Investing Secrets I Would Tell My 25-Year-Old Self

If we only knew then what we know now... we'd be RICH!

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4 Ways Women Can Become More Successful Investors

Investing isn't as hard as you may think.

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We Asked Successful Investors: Will You Be Adding Bitcoin to Your Portfolio?

Does the world's largest cryptocurrency belong in your portfolio?

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Is Now the Time to Add Tesla to Your Portfolio?

Shares are off their highs -- is now the time to buy?


Should You Buy Penny Stocks for Your Retirement Portfolio?

Penny stocks may be appealing because of their low prices, but are they good investments for retirement?

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Successful Investors Share 3 Investments That Won't Keep You Awake at Night

Don't stress out over your stocks -- here are three that guarantee sweet dreams and healthy returns.

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We Asked Successful Investors: How Do You Find 10-Baggers?

Here's the 411 on finding stocks that can yield 1,000% (or greater) returns.

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Roses Are Temporary, but This Stock Trio Is Forever

These three stocks can provide impressive returns that you can eternally love.

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What I Learned From My Worst Investing Mistake

Three savvy investors share some terrible mistakes in order to help you avoid making them yourself.


4 Simple Steps to Beating the Market in 2021 (and Beyond)

These winning strategies can help you outpace the S&P 500 every year.

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3 Successful Investors Share Their First Stock Buys of 2021

It's a new year. Here are some stocks that may soar in 2021.


Pet Owners: Could Your Love of Pets Help You in the Stock Market?

It's time to make money from loving your animals instead of just spending it taking care of them.

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4 Steps to Retiring With Fewer Money Worries and More Beach Trips

You may have a few ideas about how you want to spend your golden years. Panicking over whether you'll be able to pay the bills probably is not one.

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Stop Doomscrolling: 4 Investing Tricks for a Happier, Richer 2021

Focusing on negative news can be bad for your portfolio. Here's how to transform that behavior.

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Should Investors Be Stashing Cash for 2021?

As effective coronavirus vaccines pave the way for an economic recovery, cash-rich investors will be at an advantage.