Starbucks Raises Coffee Prices... Again

Dare to Bare

Starting Tuesday morning, lattes, mochas and other made-to-order beverages at Starbucks will be 9 cents more expensive. This is the second time the popular coffee retailer has increased prices in less than a year; last October prices rose 5 cents. Starbucks is blaming higher dairy and fuel costs for the raise, but some customers, who feel the prices are already exorbitant, aren't buying it. We know many of you depend on your cup of joe to start the day, but we also know you aren't made of money. Read on, and discover great ways to get your caffeine fix without blowing your budget.

Get Your Buzz On
Sure, swinging by Starbucks is easy, but waking up with coffee in your own kitchen is pretty sweet, too. Imagine getting that java jolt you crave in your PJs and saying goodbye to long lines and surly cashiers forever. We've got the recipes and products to make it a reality. Become your own barista:

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Coffee Fans Unite
The best part about having a "tall" (or "venti") addiction is bonding with other coffee addicts. And it's a good thing, too, because with prices getting steeper, we need each other more than ever. Luckily, iVillage coffee fans love sharing tips on nursing their addiction on the cheap. So pour yourself a cup of your preferred blend, pull up a chair, make some new friends, and save a little money:

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Painless Penny-Pinching
Who wouldn't love to be a high roller? We all remember that scene in Pretty Woman when Julia Roberts returns to the dress shop where she was previously snubbed by the saleswoman and shows the woman everything she bought at another store. Unfortunately, most of us don't have Richard Gere's credit card at our disposal. Until that day comes, check out our easy (we promise!) money-saving suggestions. Learn how making small changes can make a big difference in your finances:

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