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:
You can read the complete list of more expensive items here.
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