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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Fri Sep 23

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10 Smart Reverse Mortgage Moves You Can Make Right Now

Reverse mortgages are complicated and tricky. If you're thinking of getting one, read this first.

Thu Sep 22

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Credit Cards: How Many of These 5 Surprising Things Do You Know?

The more you know about credit cards, the less they can cost you.

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3 Reasons It's Dumb to Take Social Security at 62

Starting to collect Social Security at 62 can make sense for some, but here are some reasons why you might not want to do so.

Tue Sep 20

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7 Frequently Asked 403(b) Questions

Don't take your 403(b) plan for granted, and don't ignore it. It can be a powerful retirement-savings aid, so make some smart moves today and you'll thank yourself later.

Mon Sep 19

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What You Need to Know About Medicare

Medicare isn't something you just receive with no decisions needed. The more you know about it, the better off you'll be.

Sun Sep 18

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How to Face Some of the Greatest Challenges of Retirement

Make your retirement as wonderful as you want it to be.

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How Much Money Do You Need for Retirement?

Simply saving money here and there and hoping for the best will not yield great retirement results.

Sat Sep 17

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What You Don't Know About Reverse Mortgages Could Cost You

Reverse mortgages can serve many retirees well, but they're not perfect for everyone, and they have some downsides worth considering.

Wed Sep 14

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1 Big Money Mistake I Should Have Never Made

We all make money mistakes. The big question is whether or not we learn from them.

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Why You Should (and Shouldn't) Sell a Stock

Selling when you shouldn't or hanging on when you should sell can be costly. Here's some valuable advice about selling stocks.

Tue Sep 13

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Mon Sep 12

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How Cigarettes Could Send Your Retirement Up in Smoke

This review of the average cost of a pack of cigarettes in all 50 states sheds light on how deeply many retirements are being hurt.

Tue Sep 6

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Here Are the 4% Retirement Rule's Major Flaws

The 4% rule can be fine as a general rule of thumb, but follow it rigidly and you might run into trouble.

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7 401(k) Rules You Should Know by Heart

Unless you're financially independent, you need to take control of your financial future -- in part by making the most of your 401(k) account.

Mon Sep 5

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10 Money Quotes That Can Help You Get Rich

These money quotes are on the money -- and can help you save and make a lot more money in your life.

Sun Sep 4

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5 Steps to Your Retirement Portfolio

The best retirement portfolio features an asset allocation that will generate income via dividends and interest. Read on to learn how to build a model investment portfolio for your later years.

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The Social Security Trust Fund: Everything You Need to Know

Learn about the Social Security trust fund, a critical part of the program that supports millions of people. Thanks to the investment of current workers' taxes, many retirees are able to get by.

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Some Friendly Retirement Tips for President Obama

Here are seven handy retirement tips for our president -- many of which apply to the rest of us, too. Take action now, and your retirement can grow closer to being as comfortable as his is likely to be.

Sat Sep 3

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TMFSelena published an article 6:43 AM

Investing in Mutual Funds

Mutual fund investing offers ease and the potential of great profits. Here's a review of what mutual funds are and how to find the best ones.

Tue Aug 30

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The Vanguard Roth IRA: A Path to Retirement

When it comes to saving for retirement, it's hard to beat a Vanguard Roth IRA, with its minimum fees. Here's a review of Roth IRAs and how to open one with Vanguard.

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