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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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Tue Jul 19

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5 Medicare Rules to Live By

Follow these five Medicare rules so that you don't pay more than you have to or receive less care than you need.

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4 Smart Medicare Moves You Can Make Right Now

To get the most for your healthcare money, learn more about your options, and smart Medicare moves you can make.

Mon Jul 18

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12 Jaw-Dropping Stats About Social Security

Some of these facts are simply interesting, but others may help you get a lot more money from Social Security.

Sun Jul 17

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4 Reasons to Retire as Early as You Can

Take seriously the possibility of retiring early. It may be a smart move for you, and more possible than you think.

Sat Jul 16

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About to Take Social Security? Read This First

There are some important factors to consider before you apply for your Social Security benefits. Spend a little time learning more, in order to make the most of your benefits.

Fri Jul 15

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5 Smart Things You Can Do With $1,000 Right Now

Before you spend your extra $1,000 (or whatever sum you have) on something you'll soon forget, think about your needs, and how you might deploy the money most effectively. Here are five smart things you can do with extra funds.

Tue Jul 12

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3 Smart Ways to Maximize the Value of a Roth IRA

If you'd like to enjoy tax-free withdrawals from an investment account in retirement, consider these powerful ways to make the most of a Roth IRA.

Mon Jul 11

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A 9-Point Checklist for Long-Term Investors

Many of the world's most successful investors have built massive wealth through long-term investing. This checklist can help you improve your own performance.

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3 Easy Moves to Make Your Money Last Your Lifetime

No matter how much you've saved for retirement, it's natural to wonder: Will it be enough?

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3 Things Every Budget Should Have

Done right, budgeting can save you thousands of dollars per year. Here are three things that every budget should have.

Sun Jul 10

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3 Tips for Becoming a Millionaire

Be bold, pay attention to taxes and costs, and stick to your plan, and you stand a decent chance of attaining millionaire-hood.

Sat Jul 9

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3 Things Every American Needs to Know About Medicare

The more you know about Medicare, the better use you can make of it -- improving your health and perhaps your pocketbook's health, as well.

Fri Jul 8

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Ask a Fool: What's the Right Number of Stocks to Own in Your Portfolio?

Three Fools weigh in on possible answers to that question. See which one makes the most sense for you.

Thu Jul 7

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3 Top Investing Mistakes -- and How to Avoid Them

Learn about these investing errors so that you can avoid making them. That can save you a lot of heartache -- and a lot of money, too.

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3 Advantages of Managing Your Own Money

You can save a lot of money, have more control, and enjoy better results managing your own money. See if it makes sense for you.

Wed Jul 6

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Forget the Powerball: Here's a Better Way to Become a Millionaire

A lottery ticket buys you a few days to dream, but investing in the stock market over many years can deliver on that dream. The stock market offers much better odds of success than Mega Millions or Powerball.

Tue Jul 5

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3 Surprising Habits of Smart Investors

Your portfolio can be well served by looking at successful investors and adopting some or many of their strategies.

Sun Jul 3

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The Fixed Annuity: It's Like Buying a Pension

Annuities can deliver (nearly) guaranteed fixed income streams that can make your retirement more secure. Learn more about them.

Fri Jul 1

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Retirement Planning: 3 Things Generation X'ers Need to Know

No matter your age, one or more of these tips can put you on much-more-solid financial footing -- and with tens or hundreds of thousands of additional dollars in your portfolio, too.

Thu Jun 30

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3 Things Your Financial Advisor Isn't Telling You

Some advisors are far better than others. Learn more about these three things your financial advisor probably isn't telling you, and they can help you make better decisions for your money.

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