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Whether it's print or video, for decades we've been offering specific tips to help you save more, spend less, and avoid rip-offs. Of the nearly 200 videos we produced in 2012, here's a recap of the 10 that earned the most views...

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10. Are Name-Brand Batteries Better Than Generics?

It’s easy to compare generic aspirin to name-brand – the ingredients are on the box. But what about batteries? Here’s some information you’ll get a charge out of.

9. 4 Ways to Invest Without Much Money

So you don’t have thousands of dollars to invest? You still can. In fact, there are at least four ways you can invest with as little as $200. 

8. 25 Simple Ways to Save an Extra $1,000

How are you doing on your New Year’s resolution to save more money? If the answer is “not so great,” don’t worry – there’s still plenty of time to turn it around. Here are 25 tips that, used collectively, can easily make you a thousand dollars richer by the end of the year.

7. 6 Free Ways to Protect Your Identity

Identity theft affects millions, costs billions, and is a nightmare to sort out. But you can get protection – and it’s free.

6. Can You Improve Your Lottery Odds?

There’s a guy making the talk-show circuit who wants you to believe he can help you win the lottery. Don’t bet on it.

5. 18 Tips to Give Your Credit Score a Boost

Credit scores follow you anywhere you go in the financial world. Here’s how to make sure yours is the best it can be.

4. The 10 Best (and 5 Worst) Careers

Heading to college soon? Some degrees will land you high-paying jobs (even in a recession). Some will leave you unemployed or underemployed. Find out which is which.

3. 29 Ways You Waste Cash

Being smart with your money is easy on big purchases. But what about all the little ways you can leak cash? Here’s how to plug the holes.

2. 14 Things You Should Always Buy Used

Would you like to be $5,000 to $50,000 richer by this time next year? It might be as simple as thinking “pre-owned” rather than new. Here’s a list of things you should never buy new – see if you can add to it.

1. 20 Things You Shouldn’t Buy Used

Buying used can save a ton. But sometimes, you end up paying more in repairs and replacements, not to mention other potential problems. Here’s a list of items that might prove penny wise but pound foolish. Can you add to it?

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