The Top 10 Money Talks News Stories of 2018

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Another new year is upon us. But before we say “so long” to 2018, it’s time to look back at some of your favorite stories from the past year.

These were the 10 most-read stories on Money Talks News during 2018. The tips and lessons to be found in each of them will be relevant throughout 2019 and long into the future. So, if you haven’t read them — or even if you have — they are well worth your time.

And happy New Year’s from all of us at Money Talks News!

1. ‘It’s Worth Paying Extra for These 7 Items

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Sometimes, it makes sense to value quality over price, especially for certain items. In “It’s Worth Paying Extra for These 7 Items,” we round up seven things that are often worth the higher price.

2. ‘8 Surprising Things Nobody Tells You About Retirement

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When we finally arrive at retirement, it’s not unusual to find ourselves in a world of surprises. As we explore in “8 Surprising Things Nobody Tells You About Retirement,” knowing what to expect can help you prepare for — and adjust to — life in your golden years.

3. ‘This Is the No. 1 Mistake Drivers Make When Filling Up

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Each year, American drivers waste a collective $2.1 billion doing one thing wrong. Find out what it is in “This Is the No. 1 Mistake Drivers Make When Filling Up.

4. ‘This Trick Might Help You Fall Asleep Earlier Every Night

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Struggling to get some shut-eye? The cure for your insomnia might be a lot simpler than you think. Find out more in “This Trick Might Help You Fall Asleep Earlier Every Night.”

5. ‘5 Ways to Avoid Paying Taxes on Your Social Security Benefits

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Earn too much money — even by simply making withdrawals from some types of retirement plans — and you also can end up paying income taxes on your Social Security benefits.

In “5 Ways to Avoid Paying Taxes on Your Social Security Benefits,” you can learn how to avoid that fate.

6. ‘This Mistake Can Drain 454 Percent From Your Savings Account

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Refusing to consider one option for your savings can rob you of a lot of money in missed future returns, as we explain in “This Mistake Can Drain 454 Percent From Your Savings Account.”

7. ‘7 Things You Should Sell Instead of Throwing Them Away

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In “7 Things You Should Sell Instead of Throwing Them Away,” we highlight items that you might not have realized were worth anything — and teach you some of the best places to sell them.

8. ‘Of All the Fees You Pay, This Is the Worst

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Some costs are a lot worse than others — and one is especially egregious. Find out what it is in “Of All the Fees You Pay, This Is the Worst.”

9. ‘36 Things That Soon Will Disappear From Your Life

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Chances are good that you’ve replaced many of what used to be common, everyday activities with more technologically updated trends. In “36 Things That Soon Will Disappear From Your Life,” we highlight things slowly but surely fading from everyday use.

10. ‘How to Get Rid of 6 Hard-to-Get-Rid-of Things

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There are alternatives for getting rid of things that are no longer useful — including many items that have been hard to shed in the past. Find out more in “How to Get Rid of 6 Hard-to-Get-Rid-of Things.”

Did your favorite Money Talks News story miss the list? Share it with your fellow readers by linking to it in comments below or on our Facebook page.

Disclosure: The information you read here is always objective. However, we sometimes receive compensation when you click links within our stories.

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