TMFSelena

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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Thu Mar 26

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The Surprising Dark Side of Forgiven Debt

Forgiven debt can boost your net worth, but it can also boost your tax bill.

Wed Mar 25

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If Your 401(k) Plan Is Doing This, You’re in Trouble

Ignore 401(k) fees and you might lose $200,000 -- or more.

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Does a Reverse Mortgage Make Sense for You?

Many people might want to find an alternative source of income.

Mon Mar 23

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The Best Places to Retire May Not Be What You Expect

Your best places to retire might include where you live now. See why.

Sun Mar 22

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3 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

These stocks offer attractive valuations and promising income streams. Check them out.

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3 Best Dividend Stocks for Retirees

If you're looking for long-term stability and income, these companies should deliver.

Thu Mar 19

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Meet Robo Advisors: Can One Help You Manage Your Money?

Robo advisors are growing in popularity and can be quite helpful for certain people.

Wed Mar 18

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This Dividend Yield May Be Too Dangerous to Buy

Beware of these dangerous kinds of REITs.

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Read This Before You Buy an ETF

The right ETFs can do your portfolio a lot of good.

Tue Mar 17

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The Surprising Kind of Identity Theft You Probably Haven't Heard Of

Medical identity theft is a scary scam, but you can avoid it or minimize its damage.

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Read This Before You Cash in Your Retirement Plan

It's often a very costly mistake to cash in your retirement plan.

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Managing Your Credit Report Just Got a Lot Easier

Consumers now have more power, thanks to a landmark agreement.

Mon Mar 16

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Here's When Most People Are Retiring. Should You Do the Same?

Remember that you can't always choose when you retire. Be prepared.

Wed Mar 11

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Long-Term Capital Gains: You Want These for More Than Their Lower Tax Rate

Getting hit with long-term capital gains taxes means you're doing something right -- and can get rich.

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11 Great Ideas for Your Tax Refund

You might pay down debt, travel, tend to your health, or shrink your mortgage, among many other ideas.

Tue Mar 10

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Beware of the IRS’s “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams

These fraudulent tax actions can get you into trouble -- or will at least cause a big headache.

Mon Mar 9

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The Importance of Social Security to Our Retirements Can't Be Overstated

Without Social Security, the national retirement savings deficit would skyrocket.

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These Disruptions Are Huge Threats to Your Retirement

The total cost of financial disruptions to Americans is around $2.5 trillion in lost savings.

Sun Mar 8

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Here’s What Happens If You Sit on Your Butt for 80 Years

This fund took buy-and-hold to the max, and is winning.

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TMFSelena published an article 11:43 AM

Life Insurance Quotes: Here's What Goes Into the Rates You're Offered

Learn what insurers consider and you might be able to change a few things for a better rate.

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CAPS Player Rating 86.99
Player Rank 9780 out of 75179
Score 1630.35
Score Change Today -7.12
Accuracy 50.96%
Active Picks 94
Total Picks 105
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Average Score per Pick 15.53
Charms Earned 12
Highest Rated Favorite Gumpster
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Boards Stats & Trivia

Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool CAPS All Star
Board Posts 9294
Recs Received 16432
People who have rec'd these posts 3397
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Threads Started 4948
Threads Started Percentage 53.24 %
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Very First Post some numbers (4/23/1997)
Percentage of Posts Rec'd 45.43 %
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