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



5 Costly Tax Mistakes to Avoid

If you don't pay attention to taxes, you may end up forking over hundreds (even thousands) of dollars to Uncle Sam that you could have kept for yourself. Here are some blunders to avoid.




7 Often-Missed Tax Deductions: Don't Overlook Them!

The recent tax overhaul is taking away some tax breaks, but you can still grab them for one last time -- and many others remain available for the future, potentially offering you hundreds or thousands of dollars in savings.




Best Credit Card Concierge Service

Your Mastercard or other card may offer you a personal assistant who can help you reserve a table at a hot restaurant or make travel arrangements -- and it's all free.





How Do I Apply for a Credit Card?

Applying for a credit card is easy, but before you do, be sure you're going after the kind of card that will serve you best.


How Safe Is Social Security?

There's good news and bad news: Social Security is probably stronger than most people think, but retirement benefits might shrink anyway.