5 best and worst things to buy generic

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    By Caroline Hailey/GOBankingRates

    Whether you're single or married, have a large or small family, finding ways to save money is always a good feeling. And with so many generic options out there these days, it's often tempting to just buy the cheaper products and save your money for something else.

    But "cheaper" doesn't always mean better.

    So, how can you know what brand names are worth the higher price tags and which ones just aren't?

    Follow these tips so that the next time you go shopping, you'll known when to go for quality and when to focus on your bottom line.