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5 Things That Will Cost More This Summer

Posted on 06/24/2013 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsThere are plenty of good deals to keep an eye open for this summer, including some of the best prices of the year on everything from jewelry and computers, to ketchup and mustard. See also: Try our Summertime Savings Quiz! But be forewarned that some things will likely cost you more this summer, so adjust your household budgets accordingly. Here’s what to expect: Gasoline: Traditionally gas prices spike during the summer, in part because in certain areas the blend of gasoline …

Expect To Pay More For Some Items This Year

Posted on 01/2/2013 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsGet ready to shell out more money for basic living costs this year. Food prices are expected to rise by about 4 percent, or $32 a month, if you budget about $200 a week for groceries, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.  It doesn’t matter if you’re buying cereal or prime rib. An ongoing drought in parts of the country was cited for the higher prices expected for everything from grains and vegetables to …