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Re: How Bad Is Inflation?

ThriftyOver50 ·
Beef has gone up tremendously in my area (SW NM, USA). Even ground beef is not affordable. I only shop the sales but beef seldom is on sale at a reasonable price. Chicken is higher but the sales in cycles at the grocery store I buy from, when they do not sell their high priced chicken, i.e. thighs, legs, breasts, they freeze the packages and have a big sale of $.89# or less, so I stock up my freezer. Pork is still fairly reasonable except for bacon. Other than the beef, everything else food...
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How Bad Is Inflation?

Sushil ·
How Bad Is Inflation?
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Re: How Bad Is Inflation?

Sheryl Siminoff ·
Gas here in Los Angeles is $4.23 a gallon. Thank god I don't have to drive to work.
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Re: How Bad Is Inflation?

nrkmann ·
Now my EV is 16% less expensive for fuel. My electricity cost has not changed in six years of EV ownership costing <4¢ a mile for 100% renewable electricity.
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Re: How Bad Is Inflation?

A.J. Young Jr ·
Gas has definitely been higher this year all over the country. I will say however, that gas where I live his been surprisingly cheaper than the national average. Just this morning I saw that it was $2.77 a gallon here in rural Va. I will be filling up today as a matter of fact!
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Re: How Bad Is Inflation?

Big Lew ·
Gas here in South Texas, $2.85 a gallon for regular up from $2.58 in a three-day period. Carton of Marlboro Blacks $67.50 up from $62.25, over 9 month period. Some food stayed the same price while others increased. Tyson chicken was recalled according to a sign at my grocery store just 4 days ago. I buy store/generic brands to save some money along with in-store coupons. My electric bill is higher too.
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Re: How Bad Is Inflation?

reneK ·
Grocery food bill
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Re: How Bad Is Inflation?

irishnanny ·
wow the price of gas WHY????
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irishnanny ·
our gas in upstate New York is 3.19 a gallon and i don't understand why????
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Barbara J Wheeler ·
I live in southern Maryland and the price yesterday was $2.97. I'm afraid it will go even higher now that the hurricane has messed things up in the Gulf!
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Re: Social Security Increase in 2022

Helen Murphy ·
people on ssi will only get 47.00 out of 47.00 our snap will be taken out 47.00 whats in it for us, out rent will go up 47.00 from n y c
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Re: Social Security Increase in 2022

FOTWW ·
It's sad isn't it! Especially when Medicare Part A and B premiums increase from $148.50 in 2021 to $170.10 in 2022. That is a 14.5455% increase. I don't know how those who depend on SS can manage and why the government does NOT factor Healthcare into the COLA.
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CarlaJ ·
Unfortunately it’s really just a drop in the bucket compared to everything that has gone up so much.
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Ross McGee ·
No cause In addition to giving you a raise they raise your Medicare deduction as well. Therefore seeing very little raise. Sounds good but on actual practice not much of a raise
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Re: Social Security Increase in 2022

Big Lew ·
Nope, it will never be enough, even if it is raised by 25%, businesses will always find a way to raise everything else by 40% or more. I have mentioned before that the 5.9% was a JOKE, knowing full well the government will want their fair share of retirees' income. IE , meaning give Social Security recipients a raise, and then we'll increase their medicare/medicaid monthly payments and we'll stick it to them by raising taxes on everything else that the government has their hands on/in.
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sthom ·
Nope, not nearly enough.
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owl ·
Medicare Part A and B premiums increase from $148.50 in 2021 to $170.10 in 2022, 14.55%. Can't win for losing!
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Curryspace ·
While the increase seems like a nice gesture - the cost for Medicare went up almost $50.00? Why don't you print that?
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Harry W Novak ·
Sad! The government doest care.
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Listims ·
nope, it’s not enough. Because what it doesn’t tell you is that the Medicare payment that people have to pay who are on SSI, that’s gone up as much as the increase in social security. So it’s a wash. So thank you?
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Re: Social Security Increase in 2022

Carolyn Maresca ·
Nope...not near enough!
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Re: Social Security Increase in 2022

irishnanny ·
its never enough to keep up with inflation, but its more then we had before, so i'll take and be thnkfull
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Social Security Increase in 2022

Will S. ·
Social Security Increase in 2022
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Re: Inflation vs. S&P 500 Returns

irishnanny ·
thank you.always learning from this great community
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Re: Inflation vs. S&P 500 Returns

KellyFromKeene ·
Well that's an encouraging visual!
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Re: Has inflation caused you to rethink how much you need in your emergency fund?

ThriftyOver50 ·
I've definitely been wanting to add more to my emergency fund but this is the 2nd month in a row that I have not been able to add any money at all. Normally we can add $200, sometimes $300 per month. We have had hospital and other medical bills from late December through February, but we have stayed on top of them and not used any of our emergency fund, just haven't added to it. Groceries have been cut to bare bones; implementing meat as a side dish and more vegetables and beans to fill the...
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Re: Has inflation caused you to rethink how much you need in your emergency fund?

Angela Urbistondo ·
Yes, I need more, but due to medical bills, I am not able to add to it right now. Maybe in May.
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Has inflation caused you to rethink how much you need in your emergency fund?

The Penny Hoarder ·
Inflation is a hot topic these days. You're already paying more for everyday items like gas and groceries, but what about your savings? Does the recent spike in inflation have you reassessing how much you need to keep in your emergency fund? Related content from The Penny Hoarder: 12 Ways to Fight Price Inflation and Manage Rising Costs These 6 Gas Rewards Programs Take The Sting Out of Skyrocketing Prices _____
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Re: As inflation continues to rise, how is it affecting you the most?

Polly- ·
OK, this is bragging a bit, but I have a somewhat new Amazon Fresh in my neighborhood. Recently, they have been mailing out circulars in the local area with coupons for $20 off a purchase of $40 or more. Well, they don't have the greatest prices, but when you can get 45 to 50% off, it is a pretty good deal. They don't have everything I need to buy either, but I'm getting what I can there. The fact that a lot of my neighbors don't look at coupons so I can grab a bunch of extras from the...
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Re: As inflation continues to rise, how is it affecting you the most?

Chrissy Goff ·
I am using coupons and apps to get the most for my buck. Buying less fancy foods and going back to the foods from my childhood. Easy and cheap meals using pressure cooker and crockpot like my mom did.
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Re: As inflation continues to rise, how is it affecting you the most?

Big Lew ·
My income can't keep up, as the last time I got a raise was in May 2013. Yes very true.
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Re: As inflation continues to rise, how is it affecting you the most?

Donna Morgan ·
I have planted a larger garden this year and will be canning more of our own food.
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Re: As inflation continues to rise, how is it affecting you the most?

Moore Income ·
Seems like every day now something is getting more expensive. Just went to get my monthly haircut to find it went from $16 to $18. A couple bucks here and there may not seem like much but when you add it up across many different items and categories, it really starts to make a significant dent in buying power.
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Re: As inflation continues to rise, how is it affecting you the most?

Mexpensive ·
Gas is through the roof. Everything and I mean everything is more and more expensive each time you go to the store. it makes you wonder when will it stop or should I say will it ever stop? It can get depressing.
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Re: As inflation continues to rise, how is it affecting you the most?

irishnanny ·
food and gas prices
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Re: As inflation continues to rise, how is it affecting you the most?

Gabby ·
We have managed to combat some of the rising cost by combining and limiting trips where possible. I'm looking into growing more of our own herbs and vegetables if possible. I had just learned to cook with more raw ingredients right before the intense price hikes, and have been bummed to have to limit my learning just because we can't afford some ingredients. At this point it's costing nearly as much to cook from home as it would be to just get take out, especially where meats are concerned...
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Re: How Much Is Gas on Average?

PiNaY ·
Realistically, going out less saves me money. Since I get reimbursed for work trips, I group errands together. I hope to get a hybrid vehicle in the near future.
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How Much Is Gas on Average?

The Penny Hoarder ·
How Much Is Gas on Average?
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Re: How Much Is Gas on Average?

Big Lew ·
I live in South Texas, and the price of regular as of 5-18-22 was between $3.99 and $4.19 a gallon in my county. To save money at the pump, use a rewards card. Next, drive the speed limit or drive slower to help save gas. Combine errands, and pay bills online. Don't let your vehicle idle for too long (my 2018 SUV when stopped at a red light, the engine shuts off and starts back up when my foot is on/off the brake pedal) ie, no need to run the car until it cools down inside, open the...
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Re: How Much Is Gas on Average?

Angela Urbistondo ·
I have a hybrid vehicle and I travel less. I am working remotely and I get about 1/2 of what I buy delivered.
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Re: How Much Is Gas on Average?

CarlaJ ·
I live in Georgia and it’s averaging around around $4.09.
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Re: How Much Is Gas on Average?

Kira Scurro ·
last Thursday in San Diego regular was $5.89 at Costco.
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Re: As inflation continues to rise, how is it affecting you the most?

Big Lew ·
So tell us why you are here then ? You're not helping anybody, all you're doing is ranting about what you might own and have.
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Re: How Much Is Gas on Average?

ThriftyOver50 ·
Gas is currently $4.35 in SW NM. I bought gas in December, $2.89 gallon, and got down to qtr tank so I filled up a little over a week ago and gas was $4.19. We bike or walk everywhere except twice per month need the car to buy groceries curbside.
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Re: As inflation continues to rise, how is it affecting you the most?

sthom ·
Everything is up. Even the home insurance went up considerably.
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Re: How Much Is Gas on Average?

lem ·
I can’t avoid it. I have three jobs and need my car to get to all.
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oneyedeb ·
I dont have a car and its a relief!
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Re: How Much Is Gas on Average?

Linda Kay Holevas ·
I live in Portland, Oregon & our gas precious have remained steady between $4.79 and $5.39 a gallon. I use a rewards card that gives you gas points at a local big box store as often as I can & I've also cut down on unnecessary travel. I am fortunate that I get a mileage benefit with my job which helps some, but I only receive it if I am traveling with my client, not to & from their homes. (I work with autistic children & adults & have to travel to activities & appts).
 
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