Fight Inflation by Changing Your Shopping Habits


Americans are exhausted, and they have every right to be.

Between the war in Ukraine and our divisive political climate, Americans are feeling the effects of consecutive years of distress.

As the pandemic enters a new year, the latest problem plaguing regular people is simple: they can’t afford groceries.

Grocery shopping, which used to be an errand, is now the main event where shoppers must fuse frugality and guile to make their finances last.

How Did We Get Here?

In the early days of the pandemic, it was normal to arrive at the grocery store only to find it had been cleaned out.

Now shoppers are arriving and finding they can’t afford to buy anything.

While it is normal for a grocery store to have 7 to 10 percent of items out of stock, several factors have led to an increase in that number, including the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and extreme weather.

Food prices are on the rise. In fact, they were 9.4% higher in April 2022 than last year, which amounts to the largest increase in 41 years.

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