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Seven Things That Will Cost More in 2011 and What You Can Do About Them

submitted on January 9, 2011 by jack69darin in "Member's Lounge"
Get ready to stretch your wallet. We're already seeing the signs of prices creeping up in just the infancy days of 2011. So be prepared to open wide for:

1. A Trip to the Grocery Store
The USDA forecasts a 2% to 3% hike in the cost of all foods in 2011. Higher corn and soybean prices are the main force behind the increase. Remember, farm animals have to be fed and when those costs go up, so does what you pay. Expect a big spike in the dairy case and meat counter, where pork alone is forecast to rise between 3% and 4%.

If it's any comfort, in 2008 food costs overall rose more than 5.5%. And you still didn't lose weight.

Solution: Sign up for sites that offer grocery coupons. Shop the weekly sales and the manager's specials. Plan your meals for the week and make a list of what you need before you go to the market. Don't buy impulse items, even if they're on sale. Consider a grocery co-op if your neighborhood has one. Don't be afraid to try planting a vegetable garden, at least for your fresh herbs.

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    Posted by CouponNut on January 9, 2011
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    Gas prices up in San Francisco $3.75 premium!
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    Posted by deby32953 on January 9, 2011
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    Our son's Christian private school had to shut down abruptly after 20 years in business because of finances so I'm giving homeschooling a try which will save us $300 per month. I had my 2 oldest in my Lang. Arts class and it went o.k. but this is a whole different ballgame. Wish me luck! I won't be on BUXR too much anymore!
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    Posted by pablos17 on January 9, 2011
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    Glad that I always have a garden going when I can. Looks like I might have to start rearing my own livestock too -don't think the neighbors would approve though.
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    Posted by orangearrows on January 10, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Gas / food.
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 10, 2011
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    When mortgage rates go up, everything goes up and it don't matter what year it is. Big Grin

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