Our 10 Most Popular Stories of 2016

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Although Money Talks News has been around since 1991, before 2010 we were mainly a TV news service, supplying personal finance news to local network affiliates nationwide.

In January 2010, we started publishing articles and connecting with people on the web. It was a good idea. In the last six years, we’ve grown from about 20,000 visitors monthly to more than a million, and now more than 350,000 people subscribe to our daily newsletter. (If you’re not one, fix that here!)

We published hundreds of stories in 2016. In case you missed a few, here’s a list of our most-clicked.

10. 6 Ways to Get Your Official FICO Score Free

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You can now see the information that lenders, insurers and landlords see — and without charge. Here’s how.

9. How to Earn Cash Back on Every Online Purchase and Get a Free $10 Gift Card

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one photo / Shutterstock.com

Confused about the best ways to save online? I used to be, too. Here’s how to save on every online purchase and get a free gift card at the same time.

8. It’s a Good Time to Buy a Used Car: Just Check These 6 Things First

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Vladyslav Starozhylov / Shutterstock.com

Don’t walk onto that showroom floor until you consider these tips about how to choose a used car and how to save hundreds or thousands of dollars on the purchase.

7. 7 Fast Ways to Raise Your Credit Score

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pathdoc / Shutterstock.com

Get your sagging score into shape by putting these strategies to work.

6. How Much Do U.S. Olympic Athletes Earn for Winning a Medal?

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American Olympic athletes who earn gold, silver or bronze also get a little green. But the payout is not as great as it appears on first blush.

5. 8 Ways to Squeeze the Most From Your Costco Membership

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Kristi Blokhin / Shutterstock.com

Costco is filled with ways to save, but it’s easy to overlook some of the less obvious perks. Here are eight great ones.

4. The Most Sinful City in the U.S. Is … (Hint: It’s Not Vegas)

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f11photo / Shutterstock.com

Find out how major cities rank according to their residents’ indulgence in the in the seven deadly sins. Is your hometown among the decadent or the clean-living?

3. 9 Ways to Get Cheap or Free Vet Care for Your Pet

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Lubava / Shutterstock.com

Office visits for your four-legged friends can be expensive. But you don’t have to roll over. Here are some tips to take a bite out of vet bills.

2. 20 Clever Ways to Make Extra Money

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Ross Stevenson / Shutterstock.com

Need more cash? Here are a bunch of money-raising ideas that can give your finances a boost.

1. 50 Ways to Make a Fast $50

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Jean Lee / Shutterstock.com

Clearly, extra cash is a topic that resonates with lots of readers. Our most popular piece for the year was this slide show on how to make a quick buck. Check it out.

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