Prices are climbing

Posted on | April 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

I can’t believe how much and how fast prices are rising.  The cheapest I could find gas in my area this morning was $3.73, and that’s a bargain compared to some of my friends in N.Y. who are paying $5.17 a gallon in some areas.  But it’s not just the gas.  I spent about $20.00 more this week on items that I buy all the time.  Some of the items that I found have really gone up are milk, butter, snacks for the kids like granola bars and meats. 

With things getting worse by the day I’m really getting concerned where this will stop.  While we are doing fine now, the truth is there isn’t much more we could cut back on and live normally if anything were to happen.  I really feel bad for the people who are busting their butts to make ends meet yet are constantly faced with more hardships like rising prices.  Last year, with the kids getting bigger and needing more things, I upped our weekly budget to $150.00, but I think we are going to pull back and try to do $100 a week  again.  What I wouldn’t give for a grocery store that has double or triple coupons!

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One Response to “Prices are climbing”

  1. Trish
    April 9th, 2011 @ 3:36 pm

    I hear you! Gas is $3.93 here and milk, butter, and bread are all on the rise. It’s getting so hard to stretch our budget. And it’s April and I am still having to turn on the heat!

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