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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, which appears in scores of newspapers across the country, and has written or co-written a number of Fool books, such as "The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens" and "The Motley Fool Money Guide." For more financial and non-financial fare (as well as silly things), follow her on Twitter...

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Sun Jun 26

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Don't Make These 7 Social Security Mistakes

Why settle for less money than you could receive in retirement? The more you know and strategize about it, the more money you'll likely be able to collect from Social Security -- especially if you can avoid these classic Social Security mistakes.

Thu Jun 23

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7 Value Investing Tips That Could Earn You Thousands

Value investing takes discipline, but it can really pay off. Here are seven value investing tips that could profit you greatly.

Mon Jun 20

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10 Ways You Can Get More Money in Retirement

Read up on ways to get more money in retirement, and you may surprise yourself by enjoying hundreds of dollars more per month.

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9 Reasons Dividend Stocks Are Smart Investments

It’s hard to beat solid dividend stocks if you're looking for smart investments. They have the power to boost your wealth considerably over time.

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3 Reasons High-Yield Dividend Stocks Can Be Dangerous

High-yield dividend stocks are not necessarily your best bets, no matter how tantalizing a 10% yield might be. Here's why you might want to look elsewhere.

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5 Reasons to Hate Biotech Stocks

Tread carefully with biotech stocks, but don't think you have to avoid them entirely.

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Social Security: Where Do the Presidential Candidates Stand?

Learn where the presidential candidates stand on Social Security -- because the valuable program is in need of some changes and you may not like some of them.

Sun Jun 19

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How Would Hillary Clinton Change Social Security?

How would Hillary Clinton change Social Security? She has said, "I won't cut Social Security. ... I'll defend it, and I'll expand it."

Sat Jun 18

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3 Easy Ways to Lose All Your Money in the Stock Market

To be a better and more successful long-term investor, it's not enough to learn about the smart moves to make. You also need to learn about the big blunders you should avoid.

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Where Do the Presidential Candidates Stand on Taxes?

It's worth taking some time to see where the presidential candidates stand on taxes -- because depending on who wins, there's a good chance your taxes will go up or down.

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3 Ways to Retire Early

Retiring is not an impossible dream as long as you think it through carefully and create a smart plan. The following three ways to retire early can help you get there.

Fri Jun 17

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Read This Before You Take Social Security Benefits

You may be able to collect a lot more in total retirement income if you learn about when to start collecting, how to maximize your benefits, and how to coordinate with your spouse before you take Social Security benefits.

Thu Jun 16

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Taking on Debt Could Be a Smart Move in These 3 Instances

Some kinds of debt are rather lethal, but other kinds of debt are not so bad -- and are sometimes smart moves.

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Is Medicare Enrollment Automatic?

Medicare enrollment is automatic for some people and not for others. Learn the rules so that you can make the most of the valuable program.

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Read This Before You Retire

One of the most important things you need before you retire is a plan. Here's how you might formulate one, as you plan to make your money last and to be ready for unpleasant surprises.

Wed Jun 15

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3 Tax Deductions Homeowners Won't Want to Miss

If you own your own home, see whether any of these tax deductions can save you hundreds -- or perhaps thousands -- of dollars.

Mon Jun 13

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TMFSelena published an article 6:01 AM

How Would Donald Trump Change Social Security?

If you don't want to see any cuts to the program, you might want to worry at least a little.

Sun Jun 12

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TMFSelena published an article 8:22 PM

10 Social Security Myths -- Debunked!

it's critical to understand Social Security, and how you might make the most of it, instead of acting on misconceptions. Set yourself straight about these Social Security myths.

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3 Ways to Withdraw From Your IRA Before Retirement -- Penalty-Free!

Taking money out of an IRA early can result in a 10% penalty. There are some exceptions, though. Read on to learn about three ways to withdraw from your IRA before retirement -- penalty-free.

Sat Jun 11

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7 Retirement Rules to Live By

The more you think about and plan for your retirement, the better it's likely to be. And since it can be 20 or 30 years of your life or more, it's well worth learning about and following these retirement rules to live by.

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