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...

Recent articles

7 Ways to Avoid a Tax Audit

Fear not -- you're not likely to be audited -- and you can make yourself an even less likely target of IRS attention.

Home Down Payments: 7 Myths Debunked

If you don't know the facts when it comes to homebuying, you could end up paying tens of thousands of dollars more than you have to.

America's Top Boomtowns -- Where the Jobs Are

If you're hunting for a job, you can increase your odds of success by looking in regions that are booming economically. Here are 10 towns with increasing housing and decreasing unemployment.

How Safe Is Social Security?

There's good and bad news about Social Security and its future. The program won't run out of money anytime soon, but it could be changed in some ways and it could end up paying you a lot less than you expected.

How to Tell If You're Ready to Retire

Don't retire until you can answers these critical questions well. You can save yourself many years of financial stress by having a good plan and executing it well.