THE YEAR IN MONEY
Most common money moves
What steps did MONEY readers take to improve their financial lives in 2011? The top answers from a survey of 1,600:
Cut back on spending
Increased nonretirement savings
Invested more conservatively
Gave more to charity
Increased retirement savings
Paid down/off credit card debt
Gave less to charity
Refinanced a mortgage
Changed health insurance
Made or updated a will
Products with the biggest price hikes
Credit cards offering the lowest rates
Best movies with a money message
By Carolyn Bigda, Beth Braverman, Kim Clark, Donna Rosato and Tali Yahalom
Source: Source: MONEY Matters Reader Panel poll
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