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...

General Information

Name:
Selena Maranjian
Fool Since:
April 23 1997
Where I Live:
New England

Investing Basics

Stocks I Own:
AAPL, AMZN, AOB, AOL, ASEI, ATRS, ATVI, AXP, BIDU, BRK-B, CELG, CMG, CNI, COST, CTRP, CX, EBAY, EBIX, EMR, F, GALE, GE, GILD, GLW, GOOG, IMGN, INFN, INO, INTC, IRBT, ISIS, ISRG, ITRN, JAZZ, JNJ, JOBS, JPM, KO, LNKD, LYG, MCD, MDT, MKL, MMM, MSFT, MXIM, NFLX, NGG, NKA, NVS, ORAN, PAYX, PCLN, PEP, PLGTF, PG, QCOM, REGN, SBUX, SDRL, SLRC, SLW, SPIL, SPWR, SSYS, TNH, TWO, VE, VFC, VZ, WIN, CGMFX, CGMRX, FAIRX, FEMKX, FLPSX, AEMGX, ARTKX, MAPTX, OAKLX, OAKEX, PRNHX, TWCUX, DODGX, DODFX, MUHLX, OAKGX, VEIEX, VFINX, YAFFX, and the Motley Fool.

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
see below

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Brown University, Wharton b-school
Job Title
Fool writer
Former Jobs
H.S. teacher, university administrator, mkt. researcher, cafeteria dishline worker

Interests

Personal Quote:
"It's nice to be nice to the nice." -- Frank Burns /// "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." -- Philo of Alexandria /// "Do you love me? ... then feed my sheep." /// “Who needs donuts when you've got love?”
My Interests:
Books, movies, board games, photography, golf, more.
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Julia Child, Studs Terkel, John Waters, Eleanor Roosevelt, Annie Lamott
Favorite Vacation Spots:
New Jersey, Omaha, Fresno
Favorite Sports or Teams:
the Fighting Okra of Delta State University
Favorite Board Games:
Lost Cities, Bohnanza, 7 Wonders, Dominion, Ingenious, Jaipur, Dixit, Igloo Pop, Yspahan, Ticket to Ride, Can't Stop, Stone Age, Raj, No Mercy, Money, Quiddler, Backgammon
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Nanci Griffith, Astrud Gilberto, Roches, k d lang, Elvis Costello, Stevie Wonder, Julie Andrews
Great Books Read Recently:
How to Change the World - David Bornstein

An Interview with TMFSelena

Last updated: 9/28/2010
The Fool:
What do you fear most?
TMFSelena:
Sickness. Poverty. Loneliness.
The Fool:
Make a confession.
TMFSelena:
I watch Sesame Street sometimes, even though I have no children.
The Fool:
What's your biggest pet peeve?
TMFSelena:
Clouds of black exhaust spewing from buses and trucks. Makes me crazy. Why bother with emission control of automobiles when such a big chunk of traffic is allowed to darken the sky and my lungs?
[Read the full Interview]

My Story

Selena Maranjian prepares the Fool's syndicated newspaper column, writes articles for Fool.com, has coordinated the Fool's annual Foolanthropy charity drive (www.Foolanthropy.com), and has written a number of Fool books, among other things. She sports a B.A. in anthropology from Brown University, a master's in teaching from Brown, and an M.B.A. from Wharton. Before arriving at Fool Intergalactic HQ way back in 1996, she taught high school history in Maine, amused herself at an administrative post at Harvard, and worked briefly in the "real world" in Manhattan. Selena can usually be found offering unsolicited advice, reading, watching TV and movies, playing games, or driving old ladies to Burger King for onion rings. To read more of her work, check out "The Motley Fool Money Guide: Answers to Your Questions About Saving, Spending and Investing" and "The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens: 8 Steps to Having More Money Than Your Parents Ever Dreamed Of."

Contact Information

SelenaM@Fool.com /// On Twitter: @SelenaMaranjian