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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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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.

Fri Sep 26

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Dividend Aristocrats: Time to Buy Walgreen Company Stock?

See whether Walgreen and its dividend belong in your portfolio.

Wed Sep 24

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Dividend Aristocrats: Time to Buy The Procter & Gamble Company?

See if you think P&G and its fat dividend belong in your portfolio.

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The Next Blue Chip Stocks: CVS Health Corp

Does CVH Health offer high quality and reliability? See what you think.

Tue Sep 23

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Dividend Aristocrats: Time to Buy Clorox?

See if you think Clorox deserves a berth in your portfolio.

Mon Sep 22

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How Much Should You Save for Retirement?

Run the numbers, and you might find a comfy retirement within reach.

Wed Sep 17

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iPhone 6 Craze Highlights Our Dumb Money Moves

Impatience can make us bad shoppers and bad investors.

Tue Sep 16

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401k Limits in 2014: How Much Should You Contribute?

Knowing the 401k limits for 2014 contributions will help you grow your nest egg.

Mon Sep 15

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3 Big Dividend Yields at Bargain Prices

A high dividend yield can bolster your portfolio while providing income.

Sun Sep 14

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401k Withdrawal Strategies: The Good and the Bad

Be smart about your 401k withdrawal plan and you can save money.

Sat Sep 13

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How to Find a Retirement Planner: 5 Tips

You may need a retirement planner more than you think.

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Borrowing Against a 401k: Why You Should or Should Not

It's usually not the best idea to borrow against a 401k. Here's why.

Fri Sep 12

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The Stock Market Today: Embrace Volatility in September and Beyond

Volatility helps make smart investors richer.

Thu Sep 11

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The Earned Income Tax Credit: Super-Powerful, but Underused

The Earned Income Tax Credit might lop thousands of dollars off your tax bill.

Tue Sep 9

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The IRA: 3 Important Things You Should Know

IRAs can be powerful retirement-planning tools if used well.

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Credit Cards for College Students: The Pros and Cons

See if the benefits of college credit cards outweigh the risks.

Mon Sep 8

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How to Do a Budget: Customization Is Key

When it comes to how to do a budget, one size doesn't fit all.

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The SEP IRA: A Powerful Retirement Saving Tool for the Self-Employed

The SEP IRA has some huge advantages over alternatives.

Fri Sep 5

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How to Spot Bad Financial Advice

Not all financial advice is good. Be discriminating.

Thu Sep 4

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6 Tips to Improve a Credit Score Fast

It's not always difficult to improve a credit score.

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