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...

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Social Security: 10 Smart Ways to Get More Benefits

Income from Social Security is vital to most retirees, so it's worth learning about how to get as much as possible out of the program -- perhaps starting with some steps you can take right now.



How to Apply for Social Security: A Step-by-Step Guide

Applying for your Social Security benefits is easy. The tricky thing is figuring out when to do so in order to maximize the amount of money you'll receive from the program throughout your retirement. Here's what you need to know.



15 Personal Finance Rules You Should Know by Heart

Learn and act on these rules, and you can shrink your financial worries and grow a hefty retirement account. Most are easy to do, and some can net you thousands of dollars.


3 Smart Social Security Moves

Why collect smaller Social Security benefit checks than you have to? Learn how to get more out of the vital program and increase your future financial security.


25 Jaw-Dropping Stats About Social Security

There are many surprising things about Social Security, such as how much it actually pays in benefits and how much people earning millions pay in Social Security payroll taxes.