Selena Maranjian

Selena Maranjian

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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...

Recent articles


What Is a Brokerage Account?

Get the details on the various types of brokerage accounts that let you sell stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs, and learn how to choose one that suits your needs.



How Safe Is Social Security?

Probably safer than you think -- but without some changes, it may end up paying you less than you expect.


11 Proven Ways to Boost Your Retirement Income

It can be challenging surviving in retirement on a fixed or limited income. Fortunately, there are strategies to employ now or later that can beef up your future income.








Don't Fall for This Medicare Scam

Yes, there are new Medicare cards coming. But no, you don't have to pay for them. Some other claims are scams, too.





5 Costly Tax Mistakes to Avoid

If you don't pay attention to taxes, you may end up forking over hundreds (even thousands) of dollars to Uncle Sam that you could have kept for yourself. Here are some blunders to avoid.