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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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Capital Gains: What They Are and How They're Taxed

Having some capital gains knowledge can save you a lot of money.

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Become Debt-Free With These Tips From the Trenches

Newly debt-free folks have a lot to teach us.

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Home Ownership Won't Make You Rich

Go ahead and consider home ownership, but make sure it's for the right reasons.

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Early Retirement: 7 Ways to Kill Your Chance of It

How to make sure you're doing all you can to avoid the dreaded early retirement.

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30 States and Counting: Same-Sex Married Couples Are Winning Equal Financial Rights

Same-sex couples have even won in Utah, Alaska, Idaho, and North Carolina.

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The 4-Letter Word That Can Make or Break Your Retirement

Are you taking on enough risk?

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Sustainability Pays: 3 Green Companies Making Money

Green companies needn't settle for sub-par performances, because sustainability can be profitable.

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Dividend Aristocrats: Time to Buy Medtronic, Inc. Stock?

This 2% payout is likely to keep growing.

Thu Oct 9

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The Next Blue Chip Stocks: LinkedIn Corp

Some would-be blue chip stocks belong in your portfolio. Does LinkedIn?

Wed Oct 8

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The Next Blue Chip Stocks: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

Do would-be blue chip stocks such as Intuitive Surgical, Inc. belong in your portfolio?

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Cheap Stocks Wall Street Loves: Celgene Corporation

Some cheap stocks that Wall Street loves may be great fits for your portfolio.

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Dividend Aristocrats: Time to Buy Family Dollar Stores Inc.?

Does this fast-growing Dividend Aristocrat belong in your portfolio?

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How to Improve a Credit Score Fast

Learning how to improve a credit score can really pay off.

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7 Things to Know as Obamacare's Open Enrollment Period Approaches

Get ready to make some decisions between December and February.

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The Spousal IRA: A Helpful Loophole

Here's another benefit of marriage.

Wed Oct 1

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Long Term Capital Gains: 3 Reasons You Want Them

Long term capital gains are the smart investor's goal.

Tue Sep 30

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5 Key Retirement Income Streams to Fund Your Future

Establishing a suite of income streams is the key to affording the lifestyle you want in retirement.

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Do States With No Income Tax Really Save Residents Money?

There's more to focus on than just a state's income-tax rate.

Mon Sep 29

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The Next Blue Chip Stocks: Facebook

Does Facebook qualify yet as a blue chip? See what you think.

Sat Sep 27

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The Surprising Cost of a Pack a Day in All 50 States

It's not just bout your health. A pack-a-day habit can send your retirement up in smoke.

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