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 Jul 23

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The W 8 Form: Who It’s For and What It Does

You probably don't have to worry about the W 8 form -- unless you're a non-resident alien.

Sun Jul 19

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Why W-2 Forms Are Important

W-2 forms helps determine the income tax refund you’ll receive each year.

Fri Jul 17

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What Is My Marginal Tax Rate?

The marginal tax rate doesn't reflect your overall tax rate, which might be a lot less than you think.

Thu Jul 16

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How Many Allowances Should I Claim on My W4?

The W4 form and the allowances you claim on it can make a big difference in your financial life.

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When Is Refinancing a Mortgage a Good Idea?

Refinancing a mortgage can sometimes save you a lot of money, but it’s not always your best move.

Wed Jul 15

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What Is an Amended Tax Return?

The IRS allows do-overs. Learn what an amended tax return is and how to file one.

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Roth 401k vs. Roth IRA: Which Is Best for You?

Both the Roth 401k and the Roth IRA can help you reach your retirement goals. Each has its advantages and disadvantages.

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When to Use Form 1040 A

Is Form 1040 A right for you?

Fri Jul 10

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What Is Unearned Income?

Knowing the difference between unearned income and earned income is important because they receive different tax treatments.

Wed Jul 8

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Were You a First-Time Home Buyer in 2014? Here Are 7 Money-Saving Tips

If you were a first-time home buyer in 2014 or are simply a homeowner now, these money-saving tips can save you thousands of dollars.

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Should You Borrow from Your 401k?

Borrowing against a 401k can really derail your retirement.

Tue Jul 7

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What Is an Individual 401k?

If you're self-employed, you can save a lot for retirement with an individual 401k -- up to $53,000, in fact!

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401k Withdrawal Rules and Options

Follow 401k withdrawal rules to a T to avoid big penalties.

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Who Needs to File 1040 Schedule C?

The 1040 Schedule C form is critical if you're self-employed.

Wed Jul 1

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The IRA Rules You Need to Know

Your retirement might be much more comfy once you learn these IRA rules you need to know.

Sun Jun 28

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Senior Discounts: Save Thousands of Dollars Starting at Age 50

It’s not hard to save $6,000 or even more over a decade.

Wed Jun 24

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Do I Need to File an IRS Schedule E?

You might not realize it, but you might need to file an IRS Schedule E.

Fri Jun 19

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What Is Taxable Income? You May Be Surprised by What Qualifies and What Doesn’t

Learning what taxable income is can make your tax season go more smoothly.

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Nursing Home Costs May Nearly Bankrupt You Unless You Plan Ahead

Take some steps now and you might decrease the burden of nursing home costs later.

Wed Jun 17

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What Do You Need to Open a Bank Account?

You don’t need very much to open a bank account. Still, proceed with caution.

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