Kate Stalter is a Series 65-licensed investment advisor and the founder of Better Money Decisions. (www.bettermoneydecisions.com) Her focus is on helping people enjoy a happy and secure retirement. She was previously a market writer and CAN SLIM investing instructor with Investor's Business Daily, and has been a featured columnist for Morningstar, Forbes and Moneyshow. She also hosted the "Small Cap Roundup" for the TFNN radio network. Expand

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