The top 10 posts of 2016


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Published December 22, 2016 | 2 min read

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Ring in the new year with our best posts of 2016! What the heck are cat claw caps? What goes on inside a spare change investment account? What's the best state for peak happiness? We've got the answers in our most popular articles from the past year. Share them with the family this holiday season, or to read them yourself while you take a family timeout.

#1: Are cat claw caps cruel, safe, or just ridiculous?

Is your cat scratching up the furniture? You may be tempted to try cat claw caps — but be warned: cat claw caps may be considered animal cruelty.

#2: 6 best political podcasts for the 2016 election

Want to stay informed about the 2016 presidential election? Check out these six political podcasts for debates, polls, news, and more.

#3: What's inside an Acorns portfolio?

Acorns wants you to invest your spare change, but what are you really investing in? We look inside Acorns' portfolios.

#4: Your state-by-state guide to the 2017 health insurance open enrollment period

Health insurance premiums are getting more expensive in 2017. Here's what’s changing in your state for the 2017 health insurance open enrollment period.

#5: How long do long-term disability insurance benefits last?

Unlike other insurances, long-term disability insurance payments can be spread out over years. Here’s what you need to know about your insurance timeline.

#6: 5 apps to track business expenses

Freelancers and the self-employed need to be able to track business expenses effectively and accurately for invoices and their tax returns.

#7: 5 things you shouldn't do before your life insurance drug test

Worried about failing your life insurance drug test with a false positive? Here are 5 things you should avoid so the test goes off without any red flags.

#8: How to cancel your whole life insurance policy

Whole life insurance is rarely the right product for the average American. Learn how to cancel your whole life policy and get term life instead.

#9: How do you know if you have good benefits?

Is this benefits package any good? Are other people in comparable jobs at other companies getting better benefits than me? How do my benefits stack up?

#10: Best states to start your career and achieve happiness

New grads have a lot of options after college. We've ranked all 50 states by career options and happiness factors to help them narrow down their decision.