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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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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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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The Best Retirement Plans for Late Starters

It's not too late to start devising the best retirement plans.

Sun Aug 31

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5 Great Ways to Spend Your Income Tax Refund

Make the most of your income tax refund, as it can do a lot of good.

Sat Aug 30

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The Roth 401(k): 9 Things to Know

Your retirement can be made comfier with a Roth 401(k).

Fri Aug 29

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This 149-Bagger Hedge Fund Bought Google Inc. Should You?

Do you think its potential outweighs its risks?

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This $25 Billion Hedge Fund Sold Facebook Inc. Should You?

See if you find the reasons to buy Facebook more compelling than the reasons to sell.

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This $74 Billion Hedge Fund Sold World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Should You?

See if you think the potential outweighs the risk here.

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Why You Need an IRA Account

You can powerfully enhance your retirement with an IRA account.

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This $8 Billion Money Manager Has Bought Netflix, Inc. Should You?

Netflix offers great potential, but also some risk. See if you think the risk is worth taking on.

Wed Aug 27

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401(k) Contribution Limits: One Limit Few Know About

The current 401(k) contribution limits may be more generous than you think.

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2013 and 2014 Tax Tables: What You Need to Know

The 2013 and 2014 tax tables look confusing, but you can master them.

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