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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Sun Feb 7

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3 Tax Breaks Homeowners Won't Want to Miss

Owning a home can be costly, but there are a bunch of valuable tax breaks you can enjoy.

Fri Feb 5

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TMFSelena published an article 7:04 AM

Hillary Clinton Might Strengthen Social Security -- by Taxing Your Investments

Learn whether you should be worried about this possibility -- and why it matters.

Mon Feb 1

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The 3 Worst Excuses for Not Saving for Retirement

Fail to save and invest for retirement, and you might be kicking yourself years later. Don't procrastinate about it -- it's very important.

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Election 2016: Where the Candidates Stand on Social Security

Social Security is very important to most American retirees and those approaching retirement. Learn what the people who would like to be our chief executive think should be done about Social Security. You may not like some of what you learn.

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3 Dividend Stocks That Retirees Should Avoid

Some companies offering fat dividend yields are best avoided. Here are three examples.

Sun Jan 31

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3 Healthcare Technologies That Are Set to Transform Our Lives Over the Next 10 Years

Learn more about healthcare technologies and trends such as these -- and you will discover some intriguing investment possibilities

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Is This Person the Next Warren Buffett?

Here are three notable investors and businessmen you might want to keep an eye on.

Fri Jan 29

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TMFSelena published an article 8:23 AM

The Worst ETFs for 2016 -- and Beyond

Learn how to spot a bad ETF and the worst kinds of ETFs. Your portfolio will thank you for that.

Thu Jan 28

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TMFSelena published an article 8:19 AM

3 Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade

These three powerful performers don't require close attention. They've been steadily growing for years, and are likely to keep doing so.

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TMFSelena published an article 7:07 AM

9 Investing Stats That Will Blow You Away

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but numbers are powerful, too. Sometimes it just takes a number or two to deliver a life-changing realization.

Wed Jan 27

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TMFSelena published an article 7:08 PM

Best Mutual Funds for 2016 -- and Beyond

Mutual funds offer a great way to be invested in lots of promising stocks or other assets in a single stroke. Just choose any fund carefully.

Mon Jan 25

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TMFSelena published an article 7:03 PM

My 3 Biggest Stock Holdings

Taking a close look at your winners can present some insights. See what Selena Maranjian has to say about some of her own biggest holdings.

Sun Jan 24

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3 Stocks That Could Burn Investors in 2016

There are plenty of companies with futures you can be more certain about than these. Consider steering clear of these three, at least for now, and looking elsewhere.

Fri Jan 22

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TMFSelena published an article 1:29 PM

3 Ways to Lose All Your Money in the Stock Market

Beware of these regrettable and potentially costly stock-market moves.

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TMFSelena published an article 7:18 AM

Don't Make This Social Security Mistake in 2016

Making certain mistakes with Social Security could cost you thousands of dollars. Employing smart strategies could get you much fatter checks.

Wed Jan 20

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TMFSelena published an article 7:02 PM

If You're Retired, Consider Buying These 3 Stocks

Retirees would do well to seek out safer-than-average investments that offer solid dividend income. Here are three to consider.

Tue Jan 19

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TMFSelena published an article 7:56 AM

Don't Make This Investing Mistake in 2016

Don't let your emotions or our personality drive your investing behavior more than reason and rational thinking.

Mon Jan 18

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TMFSelena published an article 7:19 AM

3 Smart Social Security Moves You Can Make in 2016

These tips can help you maximize the money you eventually collect from Social Security.

Sun Jan 17

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TMFSelena published an article 6:03 AM

Uh-Oh: Preparing Your Tax Return May Be More Painful This Year

The National Taxpayer Advocate has released a report citing 20 pressing problems related to the IRS -- some of which point to more headaches for many of us as we prepare and file our tax returns.

Thu Jan 14

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TMFSelena published an article 8:18 AM

Don't Make This Retirement Mistake in 2016

Retirement is a period that can last 30 years or more for many of us, and if you're just leaving things to chance, you're endangering your future.

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