8 Things That Will Cost More in 2013
byJan 1st 2013 7:00AM
Happy New Year! Your life just got more expensive.
While congress frets over the looming fiscal cliff and taxpayers brace themselves for higher tax rates, consumers should prepare for certain goods to become pricier in 2013.
Groceries, fuel-efficient cars, and health care are all expected to get a little more costly next year, according toDealnews.
But, there might be an alternative for some purchases.
"The easiest way to dodge some of these rising costs is to buy used," Dan de Grandpre, CEO of Dealnews.com, told ABC News.
"A used car may not get as good mileage as a new one, but you'll never save enough money at the pump to offset the money you'll save buying used. Consider a used or refurbished iPhone 4 or 4S for the same reasons," said Grandpre. "Not only will you dodge the full price of a newer iPhone, but you'll be able to use older cables and speaker docks that are hitting their best prices in history as manufacturers move to Apple's newer Lightning connector."
Here's a look at a few of the items compiled by DealNews that will increase at the beginning of the year:
- Fuel Efficiency Ratchets Up the Cost of Cars
- Grocery Prices to Increase by as Much as 4 Percent
- Health Care Premiums on the Rise
- High-End TVs and Home Theater Systems
- Computers Push High-End Features
- Copper Will Be in Demand and Beer Prices Will Suffer
- Say Goodbye to Subsidies for Smartphones
- Tuition Goes Up as States Cut College Subsidies
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You can read the complete list of more expensive items here.
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