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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Mon Aug 31

Rule Your Retirement Boards Post

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Sat Aug 29

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Why a Stock Market Crash Can Be a Wonderful Thing

It’s hard to go wrong if you keep adding to your long-term investments in the stock market -- especially during downturns.

Fri Aug 28

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Here's What David Einhorn's $8 Billion Hedge Fund Company Has Been Buying and Selling

Keeping an eye on what the smart investors are doing can pay off.

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Here's What the Managers of the $9 Billion TIAA-CREF Trust Have Been Selling

Keeping an eye on what big investors are doing can deliver insights and investment ideas.

Wed Aug 26

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Surprise! Annuities Can Fill Your Life Insurance or Long-Term Care Needs

Annuities can be the answer to many of your financial needs.

Mon Aug 24

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10 Best States and Cities for Tax-Free Bonds

If you’re looking for low-risk investments with growth potential, give these tax-free bonds some consideration. They’re especially helpful for those in the top tax brackets.

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The 5 Best Countries to Retire In

The best countries to retire in feature low costs of living along with beaches, mountains, and solid healthcare.

Fri Aug 21

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The Best 529 Plans You Can Get

The best 529 plans offer tax breaks, low fees, generous contribution limits, and the promise of growth to those saving for college expenses.

Wed Aug 19

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Here's What Bill Ackman Has Been Buying and Selling

You can get investment insights and ideas by keeping an eye on big investors.

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Here's What Billionaire Activist Carl Icahn Has Been Buying and Selling

You can get some good investment ideas by keeping an eye on big investors.

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Budgeting: A Critical Step on the Path to Financial Security

Budgeting doesn't have to be painful, and it can help you save a lot of money.

Tue Aug 18

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The Single Greatest Mistake You Can Make When You Retire

This mistake can land you in the poorhouse, which is a terrible retirement community.

Sat Aug 15

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67% of Gen Xers Feel Hopeless About This -- but They’re Wrong

Saving and investing effectively for retirement can be a daunting task, but it’s far from impossible, and a comfortable retirement is not out of reach.

Fri Aug 14

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Budgeting: A Critical Step on the Path to Financial Security

Budgeting doesn't have to be painful, and it can help you save a lot of money.

Thu Aug 13

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Here’s a Financial Literacy Test You Need to Pass

These five questions can help you figure out where you are on the road to financial success.

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Burial Insurance: Do You Need It?

Burial insurance may be useful for some people, but it’s not the best option for many of us.

Tue Aug 11

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Save Money on Funeral Costs: Here's How

Funeral costs can be steep, but you can spend a lot more or a lot less than average, depending on some decisions you make.

Thu Jul 30

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Cremation Costs: What to Expect

Cremation often costs much less than burial. You can further lower the costs via certain choices.

Wed Jul 29

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TMFSelena published an article 3:53 PM

This Retirement Calculator Can Help You Reach Your Financial Goals

A retirement calculator can really help you see how effectively your retirement saving and investing plan will work.

Tue Jul 28

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TMFSelena published an article 9:15 AM

3 ETFs the Smartest Investors Are Buying

Here are some compelling ETF contenders for your portfolio.

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