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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Pursuing Profits? Meet Margins!

Minding margins can help you focus on stronger, more profitable companies.

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"Diluted" vs. "Basic" Earnings

Knowing the difference between basic and diluted earnings can improve your investing.

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Multibaggers Defined

Here's what multibaggers are -- and why you want them.

Sun Jan 25

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Value Investing Explained in 9 Quotes

Learning more about value investing can boost your performance.

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Get Your Income Tax Refund Before Someone Else Does

The biggest tax scam right now is income tax refund theft.

Fri Jan 23

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Trust Funds: They're Not Just for the Rich, and You Might Need One

A trust fund can help you care for loved ones, and defer taxes, too.

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What Medicare Costs in 2015 -- and What's Covered

Know what you can look forward to when you turn 65.

Wed Jan 21

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The Capital Loss Carryover Can Cut Your Taxes

With the capital loss carryover, you can make financial lemonade from lemons.

Sun Jan 18

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The IRA Account: Why You Need One and What to Do With It

If you aren't saving for tomorrow with an IRA account, you might want to start.

Sat Jan 17

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12 of the Best Things Charlie Munger Has Ever Said

Heeding Warren Buffett's business partner Charlie Munger can make us smarter and more successful.

Fri Jan 16

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Make Your Kid a Millionaire With Just $9,000

Kids have a huge advantage over the rest of us when it comes to getting rich.

Thu Jan 15

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Want a Tax-Filing Extension? Not So Fast…

You can get a filing extension, but be sure to pay on time.

Wed Jan 14

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What Happens When Your Investment Plans Work?

Investment plans aren't just theoretical. They can actually make you rich.

Tue Jan 13

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Tax Help Resources to Make Your Tax Prep Easier

You don't have to go it alone. Take advantage of tax help available.

Sun Jan 11

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Understanding Stock Dilution -- and Why You Should Care About It

It's valuable for investors to have an understanding of stock dilution.

Thu Jan 8

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3 of the Best Investments for Beginning Investors

The best investments might not be what you'd expect.

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IRA Contribution Limits in 2014 and 2015 and How to Maximize Them

You may not be as restricted by IRA contribution limits as you think.

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Your Social Security Questions -- and Some Surprising Answers

These answers to Social Security questions tell you how to increase your benefits, among other things.

Wed Jan 7

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The Best Money Market Rates: Small Differences Matter

Seek the best money market rates for your short-term savings.

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7 Alternative Investments You Should Think Twice About

Alternative investments such as gold, hedge funds, commodities, and real estate may not be as great as they seem.

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