Our 10 Most Popular Stories of 2013

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We published more than 1,000 stories in 2013. Now, in case you missed them, here’s a list of stories that most resonated with readers this year.

10. Not Planning to Buy Health Insurance? Here’s What’s Going to Happen to You

You’ll likely have to pony up cash to the federal government if you ignore the requirement to purchase health insurance — and you could face a pile of medical bills if you’re injured or seriously ill.

9. 8 Surprising Truths About Retirement

Is 80 really the new retirement age? Why are 30-somethings least confident about retirement? Read on for some more unexpected facts.

8. 50 Ways to Make a Fast $50

Facing a cash flow problem and need to make a quick buck? Here are 50 ways to make extra money.

7. 8 Social Security Myths Exposed

When should I collect Social Security? Can I live on the benefits alone? Find the answers to these common questions and more.

6. 8 Massive Ways to Save at Bulk Stores

Buying in bulk is cheaper for many things, but you can save even more if you follow these tips about what to do — and not do.

5. 12 Weird Ways Retirees Make Money

In all likelihood you have hobbies, talents or skills that could earn you extra cash after you’ve given up the day job.

4. You Can Now Get Free Internet at Home and Away

Several startups are challenging the status quo and offering cheap – even free – wireless Internet. It’s about time.

3. 6 Ways to Invest a Few Minutes and Make Major Money

If you’re not taking advantage of free tools to save more and spend less, you’re throwing money out the window.

2. Best Warehouse Store: BJ’s, Costco or Sam’s Club?

We compare the big three warehouse clubs and rank them on everything from locations to prices.

1. 13 Ways to Get More Social Security

There are actions you can take today to boost your Social Security payments during retirement – adding up to thousands of extra dollars in your golden years.

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