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

9 Costly Tax Mistakes to Avoid

Keep hundreds and potentially thousands of dollars in your pocket instead of handing them over to Uncle Sam.



3 Ways You Can Lose Your Social Security Benefits

There's little sense getting less from Social Security than what you're entitled to -- so learn about the ways that could happen to you and how you might get the most out of the program.


5 Retirement Tips for 2018 -- and Beyond

Your retirement is likely to be as wonderful as you make it -- and a little planning now can make a world of difference. These tips can add many thousands of dollars to your nest egg.





Don't Be Fooled By These 3 Money Scams

It's surprisingly easy to fall prey to a financial con, and not just because we want to believe that we, too, can get rich quick.






20 Jaw-Dropping Stats About Retirement

Armed with this information, you can end up richer than you expected -- or at least enjoying more financial security in retirement.


3 Reasons to Delay Taking Social Security

It actually makes a lot of sense for many people to start collecting early, at age 62. But here are some reasons you might want to put it off a while.


3 Simple Tricks to Boost Your Credit Score

A strong credit score can save you tens of thousands of dollars -- or more -- over your financial life. Here are some effective ways to increase your score.



3 Money Lessons I Wish I'd Learned When I Was Younger

Not learning some financial lessons early enough can leave you with hundreds of thousands of dollars less in life. If you learn a lot while still young, you may be able to enjoy an early retirement!