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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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Tue Jul 28

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3 ETFs the Smartest Investors Are Buying

Here are some compelling ETF contenders for your portfolio.

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3 Things You Probably Don't Know About Roth IRAs

Most people familiar with them know just the basics, but it’s good to learn more, lest you run afoul of some rules or not take advantage of some benefit.

Mon Jul 27

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Protect Yourself From Gas Prices Rising -- With Insurance!

You can now insure yourself against rising gas prices. But it’s not always the best move.

Sat Jul 25

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What's a Tax Consultant, and Do You Need One?

Don’t assume that hiring a tax consultant is only for the rich, or that you just don’t need one. Hiring one could cost you a few hundred dollars, but it might also save you a few thousand dollars -- or much more.

Fri Jul 24

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Do I Need to Fill Out Form 4952?

Form 4952 can help investors deduct investment interest expenses, lowering their tax bills.

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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TMFSelena published an article 4:52 PM

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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TMFSelena published an article 2:27 PM

The IRA Rules You Need to Know

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

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