Inflation Sticker Shock: Outrageous Price Increases We Never Expected

Many share stories about the rising cost of staples like cereal and necessities like housing. But the stuff we don’t buy daily can shock us even more. 

Halloween Candy

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Everyone just finished their Halloween shopping and gaped at the cost of a bag of candy. Don’t be surprised when more and more houses go dark on Halloween. 

Refrigerator Filter

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One person said they used to get a twin pack of filters for what they’re now paying for one. 

Dog Food

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People won’t be able to afford pets because dog food keeps rising. Even the traditionally cheap brands charge a fortune for their corn and ground chicken parts formulas. 

Airport Dining

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We don’t fly often, but we have to eat when we do, and the restaurants know it. They charge twenty bucks a plate (plus tax and tip, of course!) for subpar food. 

PC Parts

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Buying refurbished PC parts and making your own computer is supposed to be cheaper. It still is, but now it costs what a brand-new PC would have cost two years ago. 

Under Garments

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Women’s undergarments are notoriously overpriced but shouldn’t be luxury items. One woman had to get her new bras at Walmart because all the other stores were too costly. Mid-range retailers like Kohls’s wanted to charge over $50 for just one! 

Car Repairs

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They say to keep a car until you can’t drive it anymore, but simple repairs are becoming so expensive that some folks have no option but to finance a new car. 

Food Delivery

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Food delivery saved many people during the Pandemic, but as the prices kept increasing, it became a luxury item. Now, many people would rather pick it up than pay the outrageous fees. 

Dental Work

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Anything associated with health care has always been overpriced, but dental work is getting so expensive that people opt to live with excruciating mouth pain rather than pay for it. 

Home Improvements

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You better hope you don’t have a leaky roof or a plumbing emergency. Wait on the remodel until prices level out.

How Much Does Life Cost?

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With rampant inflation, the cost of living is higher than ever. Here’s how much it costs Americans to live on average

Save Money on Basic Living Expenses

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You have to live, but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here’s how to save money on living expenses

Use the Triangle Method To Achieve Your Goals

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Should you save, invest, or pay off debt? Gurus have tons of different answers, but the triangle method works for everyone

How To Make a Financial Plan

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You don’t need to pay a financial advisor to craft a financial plan. Here’s how to do it on your own!

Read it Here: How To Make a Financial Plan

Frugal Hacks from the Experts That Still Work

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Frugal experts are always coming up with innovative ways to save money. These frugal hacks still work!