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An Expensive New Year

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2015 is right around the corner and the year isn't the only thing going up.

New Year’s Eve usually brings a lot of change. Or at least a few resolutions for a lot of change. And while you may have control over whether you actually save more money or drop a few pounds there are some things the New Year is bringing you're just going to have to live with.

For example it's going to cost a little bit more to indulge your sweet tooth. The cost of chocolate is expected to rise in 2015 thanks to an African drought affecting crops and a worldwide increase in demand. And unfortunately that's not the only thing that's going to take a bit more out of your bank account in the New Year.  read more »

The Cost of Coffee


Your next caffeine fix is going to cost a little extra.

Earlier this week Starbucks added an extra pump to the price of some of its drinks. The increase will be between 5 and 20 cents. For example a 20 ounce vent sized cup of brewed coffee will now set you back $2.35. An increase of either 10 or 20 cents depending on the city you buy it in.

The company says some of its most popular drinks such as Grande sized lattes, tall brewed coffees and Frappuccino’s won’t be affected. In addition to that the cost of Starbucks packaged coffee in grocery stores will go up one dollar beginning July 21st.  read more »

Daily Indulgences


Daily indulgences can add up; and the tab is running higher for certain people.

According to a survey of spending habits in the workplace Americans spend more than $1,000 a year on coffee and another $2,000 on lunch. And while everyone is shelling out during the day, men and younger workers are spending the most.

The survey was conducted by Accounting Principles, a unit of the human resources company Adecco SA. It found that men spend about $47 a week on lunch compared to women who spend half that. Men also pay more for coffee and are more likely to complain about the caffeine options in office vending machines.  read more »