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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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Mon Aug 22

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9 Facts About Medicare Every Baby Boomer Should Know

The more you know about Medicare, the better decisions you'll make regarding it. You might spend less and get good coverage, too.

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7 Social Security Myths -- Debunked!

Social Security income is critical to millions of us, so it's smart to remove any misunderstandings you may have about it.

Sat Aug 20

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Read This Before You Get an Annuity

Some annuities, such as indexed annuities and many variable annuities, are problematic, charging steep fees and/or carrying restrictive terms. Immediate or deferred fixed annuities, though, sport fewer drawbacks and are well worth considering.

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What You Don't Know About Medicare Advantage Could Cost You

There's a lot to like about Medicare Advantage plans, but they have some drawbacks, too.

Sat Aug 13

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4 Medicare Advantage Rules to Live By

Medicare Advantage plans are already serving many happy customers -- look into whether one might serve you well, too, and keep these four rules in mind.

Thu Aug 4

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13 Healthcare Stats That Will Blow You Away

Healthcare is not only critical to our well-being, but it's also worth watching because of its effect on our wallets. Its costs can make us poor, but if we invest in it, we may be able to profit handsomely.

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A 5-Point Checklist for Learning to Invest

Investing isn't like brain surgery. You can do it profitably if you just approach it in a sensible manner.

Wed Aug 3

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Will Your Retirement Savings Pay for $10 Coffees and $1,000 Plane Tickets?

As you plan and save for retirement, it's important to take inflation into account.

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The Inmate Trust Fund -- Explained

Anyone heading to prison is likely to encounter the inmate trust fund and should learn the rules regarding it in their particular institution.

Fri Jul 29

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The IRS Will Now Sic Debt Collectors on Delinquent Taxpayers

Uh-oh: The IRS is outsourcing collections, with potentially harmful results for taxpayers.

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The Trust Fund Baby: Good and Bad

The child of a wealthy person with a trust fund can lead a satisfying and productive life -- with a little help from their parents.

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5 Pervasive Retirement Myths Americans Must Stop Believing

Acting on false ideas can be costly, so when it comes to planning for your retirement, don't fall for these common fallacies.

Tue Jul 26

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Could a Single Emergency Wreck Your Finances?

Surprisingly few Americans have money socked away for emergencies. Don't leave yourself vulnerable to a financial catastrophe.

Mon Jul 25

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These 2 Simple Mistakes Could Wreck Your Retirement

We're all in danger of suffering from these biases, no matter how smart, schooled, or savvy we are, and they can cost us a lot -- many tens of thousands of dollars!

Tue Jul 19

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TMFSelena published an article 7:55 AM

5 Medicare Rules to Live By

Follow these five Medicare rules so that you don't pay more than you have to or receive less care than you need.

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4 Smart Medicare Moves You Can Make Right Now

To get the most for your healthcare money, learn more about your options, and smart Medicare moves you can make.

Mon Jul 18

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12 Jaw-Dropping Stats About Social Security

Some of these facts are simply interesting, but others may help you get a lot more money from Social Security.

Sun Jul 17

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4 Reasons to Retire as Early as You Can

Take seriously the possibility of retiring early. It may be a smart move for you, and more possible than you think.

Sat Jul 16

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TMFSelena published an article 4:25 PM

About to Take Social Security? Read This First

There are some important factors to consider before you apply for your Social Security benefits. Spend a little time learning more, in order to make the most of your benefits.

Fri Jul 15

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TMFSelena published an article 4:38 PM

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

Before you spend your extra $1,000 (or whatever sum you have) on something you'll soon forget, think about your needs, and how you might deploy the money most effectively. Here are five smart things you can do with extra funds.

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