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

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.


Christmas: It's Costlier Than You Think

Holiday spending is not only more costly than you probably expect -- it can also be costly in other ways that can hurt you financially.


3 Reasons to File for Social Security On Time

Don't put off starting to collect Social Security just because you'll get bigger checks. There are some solid reasons to start receiving your benefits on time -- or even earlier.


A Guide to 6 Standard Home Loans

When you buy a home, go with the mortgage that serves you best, and you may save many thousands of dollars.



11 Credit Card Offers Not to Miss

Would you believe there are credit card offers available sometimes that give you 125,000 points soon after you sign up?




7 Ways You Can Get More Money in Retirement

Retirement doesn't have to be a time of fixed income. Much of your future income is under your control, and there are ways you can increase it.


The 9 Best Visa Cards for Most People

Some credit cards will serve you much better than others, offering hundreds of dollars in cash back, bonus points, travel and dining discounts, and more. Here are nine contenders for your consideration.