Prices are going up on all sorts of basics this year. But there are also more ways than ever to save money, thanks to new technology.
Check out the video above, and visit this link to see the sites we show you and many more.
What sites do you use? Weigh in at Facebook or Twitter.
Police in Connecticut are threatening to prosecute people carrying out "crimes" on social media in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
What could those crimes be?
We got some guidance from cyber law expert Ryan Calo.
Learn more from CNN.com/Tech.
The Connecticut school shooting has left millions of people traumatized and frightened. Among them: many of us parents, who now don’t feel quite as safe sending our children to school.
While the nation processes the horror and fights for change to help prevent anything like this happening ever again, we also need to find ways to handle the rush of emotions we’re feeling.
How do you send your kids off to school and do your best to know they’ll be safe?
For some answers, I spoke with clinical psychologist Paula Bloom.
Share your thoughts at Facebook, Twitter, or CNN iReport.
Who are the most intriguing people of 2012? You tell us.
With this interactive feature, you vote. We'll announce the "winners." The list includes controversial leaders, a fallen hero, one of the highest paid TV actresses, a stunningly successful author, a statistician, a guy who took a heck of a leap - and, oh yeah, the president and the man who ran to replace him. Among many others.
Photos tell the stories of 2012 - including many you may have missed - in a powerful way. Be sure to check out "the year in pictures."
Sports fans should also see 75 amazing sports moments you missed this year. (At least we're guessing you may have.)
Want to share your videos, photos, or thoughts on 2012? Visit CNN iReport. We'd especially love "your best 2012 weather photo."
Here's to a big, beautiful 2013.
P.S. See you on the air in a few minutes.
They risk their lives, sacrifice, and come back home with life lessons for all of us.
On Veterans Day, we heard from people all over the country about what you have learned from those who served in the U.S. military.
Many of the answers were beautiful - and things we should all keep in mind. See more here.
What have you learned from veterans? Join our discussions at Facebook and Twitter.
You know how we have some, to put it lightly, impressive maps that we move around on TV? Well now you have unprecedented ones of your own.
Creative new tools on CNN.com let you learn all sorts of hard facts about the election - including how much campaign money made its way into and out of your state, how many TV ads were positive or negative, and how many times each candidate visited your neck of the woods.
And there's a lot more.
Watch, share, and be sure to stick with CNN for the excitement today, tonight, and beyond.
The electoral math
How much campaign money has been raised and spent in your state
The CNN Facebook I'm Voting App
Share your voting story and photos with CNN iReport
Discuss: What's inspiring you to vote - or not vote?
Far too many Americans simply don't vote. So we got to wondering: What's inspiring some to show up at the polls, and others not to?
Using our new CNN Facebook "I'm Voting" App, we asked you to weigh in. And you did – with many passionate answers.
Be sure to join our Facebook "I'm Voting" community. Just click the tab on Josh's Facebook page, and join in with your comments!
It's a possibility few people know about. But thanks to our electoral system, it could happen.
An electoral tie between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney could hand the power of choosing the president and vice president over to Congress - which could, in turn, lead to a Romney-Biden White House.
Here's an animated look at how that could happen.
What do you think of the electoral system? Join our discussions on that and other topics surrounding the election at Facebook or Twitter.
It was a debate unlike any other.
Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart duked it out in an event streamed online, before a live audience.
Along with political fireworks, gags, and honest discussion, the two shared the views on the role of the media.
O'Reilly said capitalism drives many people on both sides to profess hate in the media - and he called them "phonies."
Josh Levs shared highlights with Fredricka Whitfield.
What did you think of the so-called The Rumble 2012?
Weigh in here, or at Facebook or Twitter.
Imagine looking up into the sky and seeing huge, colorful, beautiful streaks unlike anything you've ever seen.
CNN's Josh Levs has the story behind a beautiful aurora and the solar flare that caused it - including never-before-seen video from NASA.
For more, visit the CNN light years blog.
Click here to access transcripts from recent shows.
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