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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An Audacious Retirement Goal: Upsize Your Home

Most retirees downsize their homes, but some are opting for bigger ones.

Wed Apr 15

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55% of Young People Are Making This Critical Error. Are You Doing It, Too?

Avoiding this critical error can really plump up your retirement nest egg.

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3 Megatrends in Retirement

Be aware of these retirement megatrends as you approach and enter your golden years.

Tue Apr 14

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Don’t Be a Victim of this Student-Loan Scam

Learn what a student loan scam looks like, and how to avoid it.

Sat Apr 11

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What Is a Mortgage?

A mortgage is essentially an agreement between a borrower and a bank, where the bank lends money to the borrower for the purpose of buying a home.

Thu Apr 9

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Wondering How Long to Keep Tax Records? This Long.

The longer you keep your tax records, the better off you'll be.

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Will This Hedge Fund Manager Bring Down Your Biotech Stocks?

Kyle Bass is creating headaches for several biotech companies and many investors.

Wed Apr 8

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How to Become a Millionaire, With a Roth IRA

Wonder no longer about how to become a millionaire. It's probably easier than you think.

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The SIMPLE IRA: A Retirement Savings Solution for the Self-Employed

The SIMPLE IRA is good for small-business owners, too.

Tue Apr 7

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How Should I Choose an Air Miles Card?

If you travel frequently, signing up for an air miles credit card could be beneficial.

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SSI Income Limits: Where Do You Stand When It Comes to This Financial Aid?

If you're within the SSI income limits, you might benefit from some much-needed financial assistance.

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How Can I Pay Off My Credit Card Debts?

If you're saddled with a lot of credit card debt and feel stressed out, you're not alone. But there is a way out.

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What Is Supplemental Security Income?

Supplemental Security Income can make a big difference in the lives of people in need.

Mon Apr 6

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How Should I Choose a Rewards Points Card?

As long as you can be disciplined about your credit card use, a rewards card will essentially give you rewards for free.

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How Do Credit Card Rates and Charges Work?

You don't have to pay a lot to use a credit card.

Sat Apr 4

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How Should I Choose a Student Card?

Student credit cards help young people establish credit histories -- ideally good ones -- that can help them in the years ahead.

Fri Apr 3

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Deflation: Should We Be Worrying About It?

Deflation can turn into a destructive cycle.

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7 High-Dividend Stocks in Banking

Looking for dividend income from banks? Check out these contenders.

Thu Apr 2

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How Can I Build Credit When I Am New to the USA?

You may have a great credit rating in the country you’re leaving, but it will be of little value in the U.S., where you’ll have to start anew with building a good rating.

Wed Apr 1

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Buying a House? Here Are 5 Factors to Consider First

Don’t buy a house without asking yourself these important questions.

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