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Selena Maranjian

Selena Maranjian


Selena Maranjian has been writing for the Fool since 1996 and covers basic investing and personal finance topics. She also prepares the Fool's syndicated newspaper column and has written or co-written a number of Fool books. For more financial and non-financial fare (as well as silly things), follow her on Twitter...

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3 Simple Ways to Make Over $25,000 in Passive Income

Who wouldn't like to sit back while dollars stream in? See what path to passive income is best for you.

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3 Social Security Secrets for Even Bigger Checks

Why settle for Social Security income that's less than it could be?

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Why I'm Not Counting on Social Security, and Neither Should You

You're likely to receive Social Security income, but it may be less than you expected.

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5 Stocks the World's Top Investors Are Loading Up on Right Now

It's not smart to just copy what big investors are buying, but it can be profitable to look at their purchases for promising investment ideas.

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3 Disruptors I Love Right Now

Disruptive stocks can turn into highly profitable companies.

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3 Stocks That Could Help You Retire a Millionaire

All you need to reach a million dollars is some time, discipline, patience, and the right investments.

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3 Stocks to Add to Your Portfolio in a Market Pull-Back

Many great stocks have fallen. Here are three strong ones to consider buying if they fall further.

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Do You Dare Take on This Bold Challenge from Warren Buffett?

If you can do what Buffett advises, your investing results may improve greatly. Even those who succeed only partially can benefit greatly, too.

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7 Surefire Investments You'll Thank Yourself for Later

See how many of these investments you can make -- they can enrich you in lots of ways.

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3 Differences Between You and Billionaires, and 1 Thing You Have in Common

You may not be able to become a billionaire, but would you settle for becoming a millionaire or multimillionaire?

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3 Ways to Sleep Easy in a Market Downturn

It's normal to stress out when the market heads south -- but there are plenty of reasons not to worry too much about it.

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The Most Important Retirement Table You'll Ever See

This batch of numbers can inspire you to build yourself a more financially secure future.

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Should You Really Be Buying Stocks Right Now?

It depends: Some of us have no business in stocks right now, but for others, there's no better time to buy.

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Claiming Social Security at 62? You Might Regret That

Think hard about what will boost your future financial security most. Starting Social Security early has some big downsides.

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If You Can't Answer These 3 Questions, You Have No Business Claiming Social Security

Make your Social Security decisions carefully, as your retirement depends on them.

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3 Sell-Off Stocks That Could Help Set You Up for Life

These very promising stocks have been beaten down and are likely to recover and reach new highs.

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Want the Max $4,194 Social Security Benefit? Here's the Salary You Need

Even if you can't earn the requisite income, you can probably still make your benefit checks bigger.

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Got $5,000? 3 Stocks to Hold for the Next 20 Years

These companies, involved in e-commerce, fintech, energy, and insurance (among other things) are likely to do very well in the decades to come.

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3 Top Stocks to Buy if There Is a Market Pullback

Some of these stocks are already cheap. A further big market drop can make them screaming buys.

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Is the S&P 500 All You Need to Retire a Millionaire?

Spoiler: Yup! No fancy degrees or risky investments are needed to build wealth and financial security.

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