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10 things getting more expensive this fall

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    Get your wallets ready, because fall will be here before you know it.

    The season brings its own list of expenses: Kids need school supplies and college students need new textbooks and computers. It will soon be time to put the shorts away and see if the fall wardrobe needs refreshing. Windows will close and, eventually, the furnace will begin chugging away.

    This year, however, shoppers may feel more than the usual autumn budget pinch. That's because prices are going up across a broad range of categories, from food to household supplies to travel costs. Companies that held back on price increases for years are getting more comfortable with implementing them. Food and beverage producers are seeing their costs for raw materials rise, and are passing the burden to consumers.

    Read on for a list of 10 things getting pricier this fall.

  • Kim Peterson

    Kim Peterson is a financial journalist covering business and the economy. She has written for several online and print publications, including MSN Money and The Seattle Times.