Dan Caplinger

Dan Caplinger


Dan Caplinger has been a contract writer for the Motley Fool since 2006. As the Fool's Director of Investment Planning, Dan oversees much of the personal-finance and investment-planning content published daily on Fool.com. With a background as an estate-planning attorney and independent financial consultant, Dan's articles are based on more than 20 years of experience from all angles of the financial world.

Recent articles

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Beyond Meat Keeps Nasdaq Healthy; Nikola Takes Another Hit

Bullish investors don't seem willing to rest very long.

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Stock Markets Ease Lower; Fitbit, Tortoise Speed Toward Completing Deals

A mild pullback didn't give up much of Monday's gains.

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Stock Markets Soar on Stimulus Hopes, but Who Stands to Benefit Most?

It's not just about ordinary people.

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Nasdaq Shrugs Off Uncertainty as Piedmont Lithium Soars on Tesla Deal; Inovio Plunges on Clinical Halt

The market is trying to mount a bigger rebound.

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Stock Markets Launch on Virgin Galactic Hopes; Uber Wins in London

Investors have correction fatigue, and they're ready for a rebound.

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The Single Most Important Tax Rule for 2020

A lot of people are going to be using this tax break, but you'd better get it right.

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This Social Security Tax Solution Is Long Overdue

It's one of the most surprising taxes many have to pay. Here's how to fix it.

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3 Ways to Cash In on Low Taxes While They Last

These breaks could disappear sooner rather than later.

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Stay-at-Home Stocks Send Markets Soaring Friday

Friday gave investors a nice end to the week.

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Nasdaq Jumps Despite Costco Pullback; Novavax Starts Vaccine Phase 3 Trial

Investors went into the weekend on an optimistic note.

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Stock Markets Rise; Time to Bet on Sports Betting Stocks?

Major indexes gained ground but didn't make huge progress in clawing back ground during a tough September.

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Still No Tax Refund? Here's How the IRS Is Hitting People While They're Down

Yes, it's even worse than not getting your hard-earned refunds back.

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Stock Markets Inch Higher; Whatever Happened to That Gold Rally?

Precious metals investors have dealt with a pullback of their own.

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Why Nikola and BioMarin Fell While the Nasdaq Bounced

Even with a mild recovery for the markets, some stocks found themselves on the losing side.

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Stock Markets Gain Despite Economic Data; CarMax Cracks, Darden Delivers as Earnings Season Approaches

Jobless claims numbers pointed to continued economic struggles among Americans.

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Trump's Payroll Tax Holiday Reveals a Hard Truth About Social Security

Most Americans are mistaken about a key aspect of their benefits.

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This Classic Sign of a Stock Market Top Just Happened

When companies start doing this and investors respond, it's time to get nervous.

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Tesla Disappoints as Nasdaq Falls; Why Zoom's Still Climbing

Market volatility continues for the Nasdaq.

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Stock Markets Fall Back Despite Rising Snowflake; Twitter Gets an Upgrade

Investors are still trying to figure out what's next for the market.

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Stimulus Payments Could Make Tax Season a Nightmare in Early 2021

There's going to be a lot of confusion about help from the federal government.