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

18 Ways to Reduce Your Taxes

Whether you're a first-time filer or an expert, understanding these timeless tax tips can help lower the amount you owe in taxes or beef up your refund.


Social Security: A Comprehensive Guide

The more you know about Social Security retirement benefits, the more retirement income you may be able to collect from it.




The Top 12 401(k) Mistakes to Avoid

An employer-sponsored 401(k) account can be a wonderful thing, helping you amass hundreds of thousands of dollars for retirement. Don't make any of these mistakes, though, or they could cost you -- a lot.

Planning to Retire in 2020: A Complete Guide

If you're about to stop working and enter your golden years, here's a look at important personal finance topics to learn about, such as Social Security benefits.



Watch Your Wallet -- Avoid These 3 Money Scams

When it comes to taxes, Social Security, Medicare, and other facets of your financial life, scammers galore would love to rob you. Learn how to spot and avoid them.







The 6 Best Tax Deductions for 2020

The more deductions you're aware of, the more you might be able to shrink your tax bill -- possibly by thousands of dollars.





10 Hard-to-Believe Insurance Facts

Surprise! Insurance isn't as boring as you might have assumed. And the more you know, the more you might save.