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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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Wed Feb 15

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10 States With the Highest Mortgage Rates

Mortgage rates are likely to rise from current levels, which could spell trouble for home buyers. Here are some tips to help you save money when buying a home, no matter where you live.

Tue Feb 14

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TMFSelena published an article 6:24 AM

12 States With Rock-Bottom Mortgage Rates

Our low-but-probably-rising interest-rate environment makes this a perfect time to buy a home. Even in states with the lowest mortgage interest rates, you can probably do even better -- with these tips.

Mon Feb 13

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The Worst Cities for New Homebuyers

Even when the supply of starter homes is low, if you're a sensible and savvy shopper, you can be among the buyers who snag one.

Sun Feb 12

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TMFSelena published an article 11:11 AM

These Mortgage Tips Should Be Etched In Stone

If you're in the market for a new home, these six mortgage tips can help you secure lower interest rates, save money on payments, and nab a great house that you can really afford.

Thu Feb 9

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TMFSelena published an article 11:22 AM

Top Cities for New Home Buyers

If you're looking to buy your first home, here are 11 cities that offer relatively affordable homes and above-average loan approvals.

Tue Feb 7

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TMFSelena published an article 4:56 PM

3 Top Tax Breaks for Middle-Class Americans

Reading up on taxes isn't a lot of fun, but being able to shave thousands of dollars off your tax bill certainly is. Here are three valuable tax breaks for middle-class Americans that can shave thousands of dollars off of tax bills.

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3 Medicare Rules You Should Know by Heart

When it comes to your health, be proactive. Learn important Medicare rules so that you can make savvy decisions, saving money and perhaps living longer, too.

Mon Feb 6

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TMFSelena published an article 8:07 PM

Pro Tip: File Taxes Online

File taxes online and get your return faster. Here's what you need to know about using software to prepare your federal and state tax return.

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TMFSelena published an article 8:02 PM

Here's How Medicare Advantage Is Changing in 2017

You may have more options than you think, when it comes to health insurance and Medicare. Learn more about why Medicare Advantage plans are so popular -- and how they're changing in 2017.

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TMFSelena published an article 7:31 PM

The 2017 Tax Refund Schedule

Once you submit your federal tax return to the IRS, it's natural to be eager to receive your refund. There's no guaranteed refund date, but here's a tax refund schedule for 2017 you can use as a guide.

Sun Feb 5

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TMFSelena published an article 9:10 PM

When Will I Get My Tax Refund?

To get your refund as quickly as possible, file early -- and electronically. The IRS aims to get your refund out within 21 days, but there are some reasons why it might be delayed.

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TMFSelena published an article 6:03 AM

Don't Fall for This Social Security Scam

It's easy -- and potentially very costly -- to fall for this and other Social Security scams.

Fri Feb 3

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TMFSelena published an article 9:21 AM

Tax Update: What's Wrong With Our Tax System and How to Fix It

Our National Taxpayer Advocate has some great ideas that can make tax season easier and fairer. Check out some of her sensible recommendations to Congress.

Tue Jan 31

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TMFSelena published an article 6:22 AM

3 Smart Social Security Moves

Here are some savvy Social Security income-maximizing moves to make, including some things to worry about. For example, will your future financial security be threatened if Social Security is privatized?

Mon Jan 30

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TMFSelena published an article 1:03 PM

7 Ways to Ruin Your Retirement

Are you unwittingly making some common money mistakes that can wreck your retirement? Learn about some ways that you might be hurting your future financial security.

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TMFSelena published an article 9:04 AM

How to Spot a Ponzi Scheme

If you don't know the red flags to look out for, you can end up suckered into a convincing Ponzi scheme -- and you can lose many thousands of dollars. Here are signs of trouble to be wary of.

Sun Jan 29

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TMFSelena published an article 6:22 AM

7 of the Weirdest State Tax Laws in America

Some of these very weird state tax laws are likely to surprise you. And some of them will offer lessons, too.

Sat Jan 28

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TMFSelena published an article 4:02 PM

Don't Get Sucked In by These 2017 Tax Scams

The IRS has issued a list of "Dirty Dozen" tax scams. Learn how to avoid them, minimize headaches, and keep more of your money in your pocket.

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TMFSelena published an article 6:43 AM

Ready for Medicare? Not Until You Read This

Learn how to avoid common Medicare mistakes and you can end up healthier and with more money in your pocket. Here's how to make the most of the many benefits that Medicare offers.

Thu Jan 26

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