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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


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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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?