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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Sat Jan 14

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5 Smart IRA Moves You Can Make in 2017

Here are five ways to boost the investment performance of your retirement savings and end up with tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars more in retirement.

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3 Medicare Misunderstandings That Could Cost You

You can improve both your physical condition and your financial future by signing up for Medicare on time, choosing the plan that suits you best, and making the most of the coverage you have. Understanding your Medicare benefits can deliver dividends [more]

Fri Jan 6

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9 Facts About Mortgages Every Baby Boomer Should Know

Armed with some critical knowledge, you can make smarter decisions regarding mortgages and you may be able to save thousands of dollars -- increasing your income and your future financial security in the process.

Wed Jan 4

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

Make your financial future -- and present -- stronger and more secure by productively deploying your extra dollars. Pay off debt, prepare for emergencies that are more likely to happen than you think, and invest in stocks.

Tue Jan 3

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10 Ways to Legally Reduce Your 2017 Taxes

You can improve your financial health by finding and using ways to reduce your tax bill. Your income will go further if you're paying less in taxes. Here are 10 strategies to consider.

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Read This Before You Get an IRA

An IRA is a great way to bolster your future financial security, as it can provide valuable income in retirement. This information can help you make smart IRA decisions.

Sun Jan 1

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3 Awful Reasons to Take Social Security Benefits at 67

If you want to have maximum financial security and enjoy retirement income when you need it, starting to collect Social Security benefits at age 67 might be the wrong choice.

Sat Dec 31

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My Biggest Money Regret of 2017

The biggest financial regret I'll have in 2017 is likely to be having too much stuff. It's much more costly than you may think.

Fri Dec 30

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TMFSelena published an article 7:21 AM

Our Top New Year's Resolutions With Money

Making financial New Year's resolutions may be more common than you think -- and it's a rather effective thing to do, too, as it can boost your financial security and help you meet goals.

Thu Dec 29

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How Tax-Savvy Are You? Find Out Here

Being tax-illiterate is not just embarrassing -- it can actually cost you a lot. See if you know the answers to these questions about deductions, credits, saving money, and your rights as a taxpayer.

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Retirement Annuity: Worth It?

Why buy a retirement annuity? Because it's good for retirement. It can deliver regular income that can fund a more comfortable future. Here's some help zeroing in on the best annuities.

Wed Dec 28

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6 Smart Annuity Moves You Can Make Right Now

You can essentially buy yourself a pension with an annuity -- setting up a dependable income stream for your retirement. Here are some smart annuity moves.

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TMFSelena published an article 9:20 AM

3 Ways to Lose All of Your Money in the Stock Market

Avoid these three key investing blunders, and you'll likely enjoy bigger returns in your portfolio.

Fri Dec 23

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TMFSelena published an article 7:40 PM

5 Facts About Stocks Every Baby Boomer Should Know

Knowing the stock market facts above can help you plan, save, and invest more effectively for retirement.

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TMFSelena published an article 2:57 PM

Social Security in 2017: 12 Stats Everyone Should Know

Social Security is essential to retirement, so it's important to understand it well and to keep up with proposed changes to it.

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TMFSelena published an article 11:07 AM

Boost Your Retirement Income With These 10 Tips

Employing just a few of these 10 strategies can significantly boost your retirement income.

Thu Dec 22

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About to Sell Dividend Stocks? Read This First

When selling any stocks, including dividend stocks, be sure to do so for sound reasons, not out of impulse or panic or impatience. Here are some important considerations before selling.

Wed Dec 21

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TMFSelena published an article 9:04 AM

How Safe Is Your Annuity?

Annuity income isn't 100% guaranteed, but it's still pretty safe -- if you go about buying yours sensibly. Here are some valuable tips.

Tue Dec 20

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TMFSelena published an article 11:34 AM

3 Smart 403(b) Moves You Can Make Right Now

These savvy 403(b) moves can help you save more for retirement and increase your future financial security.

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