How far will your money go in 2015?
Salaried workers can expect to see an extra 3 percent in their paychecks this year, according to compensation consultant Towers Watson. Minimum wage increases also went into effect in 20 states this month, giving many low-wage workers a boost.
But that doesn't guarantee more cash in your pocket. Prices for some consumer goods and services are expected to skyrocket over 2015, but others could fall in price. That means you could end up with some savings if you adjust your shopping plans accordingly.
Here are 9 commonly used items that are likely to cost you more—or less—in the year ahead, and why you can expect a price change.
—By CNBC's Kelli B. Grant
Posted 10 Jan. 2015