The editors at dealnews.com predict smart phones, cars and many luxury items will be more expensive this year.
On the bright side: gasoline prices are likely to continue going down, barring unforeseen circumstances.
Good news for home buyers. Mortgage rates should stay low. Bankrate.com says the average rate for a 30-year fixed should remain below 4 percent for much of the year, even if the economy continues to improve.
Cybercriminals are sure to step-up their game again in 2013. Malicious software that can encrypt your hard drive, making all the data useless, is becoming more common.
More attacks will be focused on mobile devices. If you have a smartphone and you don't have anti-virus software, you're asking for trouble.
What Consumers Can Expect in 2013