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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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5 Ways to Get a Bigger Tax Refund

There are valid reasons to aim for a small tax refund each year. But if you want more, here are five ways to get a bigger tax refund.

Wed May 25

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

Think before you spend significant sums -- and make good use of your valuable dollars. Here are 18 smart things you can do with $1,000 right now.

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11 Smart Tax Moves to Make Right Now

There are smart tax moves to make now and at other times during the year, and the more of them you act on, the smaller your tax bill might be.

Mon May 23

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Should You Move Before You Retire?

Should you move before you retire? Well, it depends -- on your needs, your finances, your lifestyle, and more.

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13 Ways to Pay Lower Taxes Next Year

You have more power to lower your tax bill than you may realize. See how many of these ways to pay lower taxes next year and beyond will work for you. You may be able to shave thousands off your next tax bill.

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Will the IRS Audit Me?

If you're wondering, the answer is most likely no. Even if an audit happens, though, it's not usually a big problem if you've been honest.

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20 Smart 401(k) Moves You Can Make Right Now

If you want to enjoy a cushier retirement, check out these smart 401(k) moves you can make right now. They can significantly improve your financial future.

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How to Tell If You're Ready to Retire

First off, do you have a plan? It's reckless to approach retirement without one. You need to have a good handle on how much income you'll need in retirement and exactly how you will get it.

Sun May 22

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15 Jaw-Dropping Stats About Social Security

These stats about Social Security will shed light on how much you can get out of the program and how likely it is to stick around, too.

Sat May 21

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Should You Get a Medicare Advantage Plan?

Should you get a Medicare Advantage plan? You may well want to. Lots of people have done so, and they can be compelling, featuring out-of-pocket spending caps and sometimes offering $0 premiums.

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11 Facts About Retirement Every Retiree Should Know

Retirement can be a long and wonderful phase of life, and you can make the most of it by being prepared and making some smart decisions. Here are 11 facts about retirement every retiree should know.

Fri May 20

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3 Reasons It's Dumb to Take Social Security Benefits at 67

Is it smart to start receiving Social Security benefits at 67? Well, perhaps not. Here are three reasons why you might not want to.

Wed May 18

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Here's How You Can Make More Money in Retirement

Whether you make more money in retirement, spend less, or do both, you can make your income and savings last longer and reduce money-related stress.

Tue May 17

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20 Smart Retirement Moves You Can Make Right Now

The more you know and the more you plan for your retirement, the better it's likely to be. See how many of these smart retirement moves you can make right now.

Mon May 16

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Should You Borrow Money From Your 401(k)?

Think twice before borrowing from your 401(k), as it can make a significant dent in your future financial well-being.

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What Is Medicare Part C?

It's an increasingly popular and often compelling kind of Medicare coverage -- the Medicare Advantage plan. See whether it might make sense for you.

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How Can I Get the Most Out of Social Security?

How can you get the most out of Social Security? By learning the rules and employing smart strategies. These tips can help.

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Here's When We Plan to Take Social Security Benefits

When it comes to setting yourself up for a comfortable retirement, one of the most important decisions you can make is settling on when you want to start collecting your Social Security benefits. Here are three Fool contributors' answers to the [more]

Sun May 15

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Should You Buy an Immediate Annuity?

If you don't have any pension income coming to you, you might consider buying an immediate annuity. It's kind of like buying yourself a pension.

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3 Reasons to Claim Social Security Early

You might be surprised by some or all of these reasons to claim Social Security early. For starters, getting smaller checks isn't so bad.

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