Petrol Price Set To Rise
Following the cost of petrol is something like taking a rollercoaster ride these days. Just when you have the thrill of the slight downward drop in costs the price shoots up again. Economists warn of an impending 60 Cent price hike on it’s way.
Combined with factors like the increasing cost of food stuffs consumers once again face the challenge of tightening their belts as the knock on effects of such a price hike will affect the cost of both transport and products.
Consumers under debt review, who are watching their budgets, will face this challenge along with the need to start saving now toward annual costs associated with January (such as school books and clothes or shoes).
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