It's a new year, and time to begin that 2014 budget and begin those saving resolutions. There are some items that are going to increase this year. Here is what we are finding at Coupons.com.
Most car manufacturers are set for price increases in 2014, according to Zigwheels.com. For instance, Nissan will increase prices by 2 percent to 4 percent and BMW will jack up its prices by 7 percent to 10 percent, Zigwheels said.
TIP: Consider going with a certified pre-owned model. The savings can be as much as 63 percent.
With the exception of Europe, airfare to most destinations will go up in 2014. So will hotel rates in cities that have become popular business destinations, especially cities in North America, Asia and the Middle East.
TIP: The least expensive time to book air travel is on Tuesday afternoon when airlines bring out sales and promotions.
Food prices will rise by 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent, according to the USDA Consumer Price Index.
TIP: Build your menu around supermarket circulars. Then find coupons that match what's on sale in the circular. Those two things combined can cut the price by 40 percent.
The real estate market is back. Home prices are expected to rise between 3 percent and 5 percent, according to Clear Capital.
TIP: Finding the best interest rate on a 30-year loan can end up saving you far more than negotiating the cost of the house.
The U.S. Postal Service plans to increase its prices for shipping services by about 2.4 percent in 2014. And starting on Jan. 26, the cost of a first-class stamp will go up three cents to 49 cents.
TIP: Buy Forever stamps. You can buy them at this year's price of 46 cents before the cost of stamps goes up. They remain valid forever.