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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Investing in These 3 Stocks Now Could Make You a Millionaire Retiree

They've recently been growing at average annual rates of 34%, 37%, and 22%, and are poised to help you build financial security.

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5 Dividend Investing Tips That Could Earn You Thousands

Regular cash payments throughout your life can set you up for a financially secure retirement.

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3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life

Dividend stocks offer a powerful one-two punch, ideally delivering both stock-price appreciation and regular dividend income that increases over time.

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9 Hard-to-Believe Warren Buffett Facts

You may know of superinvestor Warren Buffett, but these facts about his investment performance and wealth -- and other things -- may surprise you.

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3 Reasons to Claim Social Security Benefits Early

Deciding when to start collecting your Social Security income can be trickier than you think.

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3 Great Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever

Great fortunes have been built by buying into companies like these -- and then hanging on.

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These Companies Make the Most (and Least) Money Per Worker

When you're researching a company, it can pay off to see how much it gets out of each employee.

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For Market-Beating Investments, Look at Brand Value

Having a strong brand gives a company pricing power, among other things.

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5 Lessons from Investing Wizard Warren Buffett

Why not learn from the best? Buffett has a lot of profitable advice to offer.

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying Any Stock

It's smart -- and it can be extremely profitable -- to invest in stocks. But don't jump in until you're ready.

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Don't Let These 3 Social Security Surprises Ruin Your Retirement

The more you know about Social Security, the more money you can get from it.

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5 Signs You're Ready to Claim Social Security

Don't launch this critical retirement income stream until you've taken certain actions.

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3 Social Security Strategies to Bankroll Your Retirement

Social Security is likely to provide critical income in your retirement, so learn how to maximize it.

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Investing in This ETF Right Now Could Make You a Millionaire Retiree

This ETF has trounced the overall market handily -- and still shows long-term promise.

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7 Things You Didn't Know About Apple

Guess how much of an employee discount its workers get.

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3 Stocks I'll Hold Forever

It's smart to invest with the aim of holding for many years -- but focus on strong and resilient companies when you do so.

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11 Hard-to-Believe Stock Market Facts

See how many of these stats surprise you -- some may even help you make more money.

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How to Find the Best Dividend Stocks

It's hard to beat the power of dividends -- here's how to zero in on great ones.

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12 Great Podcasts About Investing

Listening to great investors and businesspeople share their experiences and insights can make you a savvier investor. You'll probably enjoy these podcasts too.

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5 Reasons to Delay Social Security Benefits

Most people start collecting their Social Security benefits early -- but there are good reasons to wait.