While protests continue around the country to raise the minimum wage, starting on January 1, 2015 Colorado's minimum-wage workers will earn 23 cents more an hour. Under calculations now part of state law, the minimum wage will increase to $8.23 an hour -- which means people who work an eight-hour day will have an extra $1.84 in their pocket.
In honor of the new minimum wage, here are five things you can get for $1.84 or less.
5) Stamps First-class stamps have also gone up, and are now 49 cents. You can get three first-class stamps for $1.47. Mail in a bill, write to a friend, send a thank-you note. You'll have 37 cents to spare.
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4) Chapstick One ChapStick flavored lip balm costs $1.37. Don't lose it.