Longtime Motley Fool contributor Selena Maranjian covers investing and personal finance topics for The Motley Fool and Daily Finance. She also prepares the Fool's syndicated newspaper column, has coordinated the Fool's annual Foolanthropy charity drive, and has written a number of Fool books, among other things. With degrees in anthropology, teaching, and business, Selena enjoys trying to demystify the field of finance. Prior to becoming a financial writer, 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 be found at Google+ and Twitter, where she shares business-related and very-not-business-related content. 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.