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




IRA Benefits: They Can Turbocharge Your Retirement

An IRA account can be a surprisingly powerful tool as you save for retirement. Whether you have a Fidelity or Vanguard or other account, here's what you need to know about traditional and Roth IRAs.


18 Jaw-Dropping Stats About Retirement

The more you know, the fewer unpleasant surprises you'll face. These statistics can help you save or generate more money for retirement.

5 Smart Tax Moves You Can Make Right Now

Taxes may not be exciting, but the amount of money you can save by shrinking your tax bill certainly is. These five tips might save you hundreds or thousands.



How to Earn Passive Income: 15 Ways to Consider

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might collect passive income streams.



Trick Your Brain Into Making You Richer

Our brains are often working against us, leading us to make dumb financial moves -- or to not do anything at all. Here's how to fight back.





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.