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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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Thu Nov 17

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5 Facts You Didn't Know About the S&P 500

If you want to be a successful investor, it's important to understand what the S&P 500 is and how it can help you invest better.

Tue Nov 15

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TMFSelena published an article 12:03 PM

2017 Social Security Payments Schedule

The arrival of Social Security payments is a happy event for many retirees. Here's the schedule that tells you when to expect your payments.

Sun Nov 13

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5 Roth IRA Misunderstandings That Could Cost You

A Roth IRA is a surprisingly powerful way to save for retirement. Relatively modest regular contributions can total hundreds of thousands of dollars in your golden years -- and they can all be tax-free!

Sat Nov 12

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5 Reasons to Retire as Early as You Can

While you may think you'll need to work as long as possible before retiring, there are some good reasons to consider retiring early -- and it may be a much more realistic goal than you think.

Tue Nov 8

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3 Fantastic Retirement Tips and Tricks

Why settle for a good retirement when you can have an even better one by employing strategies such as these?

Mon Nov 7

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A Vanguard Roth IRA Can Turbocharge Your Retirement

Consider Vanguard as a good place to open an account and pay low rates and fees. Here's a review of Vanguard and Roth IRAs.

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3 Things to Know About Your 401(k) Retirement Plan

Many people have much or most of their retirement savings in a 401(k) account. Here are three things to know that can help you make the most of your 401(k).

Sun Nov 6

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The Fidelity Roth IRA Can Improve Your Retirement

What's the best option among Roth IRA providers? Consider Fidelity as a good place to open an account and pay low rates and fees. Here's a review of Fidelity and Roth IRAs.

Sat Nov 5

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3 Smart Mortgage Moves

If you want a financially secure future, you need to be smart about how you spend money. Here are three smart mortgage moves that can help you secure the home you want and to pay less to a lender for it than you have to.

Tue Nov 1

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TMFSelena published an article 11:44 AM

What You Don't Know About Mortgages Could Cost You

Buying a home is a major investment. If you want to avoid paying more than you have to and save many thousands of dollars, make smart mortgage decisions. That can benefit your financial future and help you meet more goals.

Mon Oct 31

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TMFSelena published an article 9:43 AM

6 Facts About Medicare You Didn't Know

Medicare is -- or will be -- critically important to most of us, so it's smart to be more familiar with it and to know what the people you send to Washington might do to it.

Wed Oct 26

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4 Facts About Cheap Stocks Every Investor Should Know

Be sure you're thinking of "cheap" in the right way, or you may get burned.

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3 Reasons It's Dumb to Take Social Security Benefits at 67

If you were born in 1960 or later, you can start collecting your full Social Security benefits at age 67. But should you?

Tue Oct 25

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How Safe Is Your Mortgage?

Mortgages can be problematic and even unsafe in a number of ways. Learn what to look out for and how to reduce your risk.

Mon Oct 24

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TMFSelena published an article 1:02 PM

3 Tips the Self-Employed Can Use to Lower Their Taxes

There are a host of tax tips that can save self-employed folks a lot of money. Here are three valuable ones.

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3 Stupid Medicare Moves

Boneheaded moves can really set you back. Be smart about Medicare and you can improve both your physical and fiscal condition.

Sun Oct 23

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TMFSelena published an article 10:03 AM

The Single Worst Piece of Financial Advice I've Ever Heard

Don't accept financial advice at face value. Some of it won't serve you well at all.

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TMFSelena published an article 8:50 AM

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

Spend a little time thinking about the best ways in which you can spend any available dollars and you'll likely be happy you did. Here are five sound suggestions.

Sat Oct 22

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O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) will Outperform the S&P 500

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Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) will Outperform the S&P 500
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Score 2052.00
Score Change Today +74.50
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Active Picks 130
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Threads Started 4951
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Percentage of Posts Rec'd 45.43 %
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