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Selena Maranjian

Selena Maranjian


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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9 Investing Tips from Investing Icon John Bogle That You Shouldn't Ignore

All investors should be familiar with John Bogle, as his life's work can benefit us all.

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3 Ways You Can Lose Your Social Security Benefits

Heads up! Here are three benefit-threatening situations you should be aware of.

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3 Ways to Avoid Financial Disaster

Beware: A financial disaster can erase years of saving and investing and can leave your retirement security severely compromised.

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3 Reasons You Need an Emergency Fund

Unpleasant surprises happen. Don't let them tank your financial future.

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Should You Move to One of These 5 Most Retiree-Friendly States?

Here are five states to consider as retirement destinations -- along with some issues to think about before you decide whether to move.

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You Won't Believe How This Secretary Became a Millionaire by Retirement

Taking some of the same simple steps can make you much richer, too.

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Why You Should Avoid Penny Stocks Like the Plague

They can be tantalizing, if you don't know how dangerous they are. Here's why you need to steer clear of the pennies.

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5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Make Retirement Easier

Don't take chances with your retirement -- it may last decades and you'll want to be comfortable and financially secure.

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

The sooner you -- or your kids -- get these lessons under your belt, the sooner you might be able to start getting wealthier.

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5 Ways to Make Your Money Work for You

Why let your money sit around, goofing off, doing little for you, when those dollars could get jobs and bring home some additional dollars?

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7 Simple Tricks for Saving More Money

Saving hundreds or thousands of dollars per year can be fairly easy and painless.

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9 Proven Ways to Boost Your Retirement Income

Don't settle for financial insecurity when there are steps you can take -- some of them fairly painless -- to build a more comfortable future.

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These 5 Steps Will Help You Retire Early

With some planning and a few simple steps, you may be able to retire much earlier than you thought.

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The Janitor Who Became A Multi-Millionaire by Retirement

This ordinary guy amassed almost $8 million. Here's how he did it -- and how you might follow some of his ways.

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3 Reasons It's Dumb to Take Social Security Benefits at 62

You can start collecting your Social Security benefits as early as age 62 -- but there are some good reasons not to.

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5 Ways to Avoid Financial Disaster

Financial disasters can be horrific -- learn how to strengthen your financial position and avoid them.

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3 Smart Social Security Moves You Can Make Right Now

Don't settle for Social Security benefit checks that are smaller than they could be.

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18 Ways to Reduce Your Taxes

Whether you're a first-time filer or an expert, understanding these timeless tax tips can help lower the amount you owe in taxes or beef up your refund.

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Social Security: A Comprehensive Guide

The more you know about Social Security retirement benefits, the more retirement income you may be able to collect from it.

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How to Get Out of Debt in 2020: 7 Strategies That Work

You can become debt-free, and here's how. Learn how to boost your credit score while paying down student loan debt, car loans, and high-interest-rate debts.