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The Money Game

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Food prices have gone up a lot since the first of January... Basic fruits and vegetables that I normally buy have increased on average 50 cents or more. Sure that doesn't SOUND like much but it all adds up to many dollars more when I go to checkout. I can't believe how expensive things are getting. It makes me feel slightly better that I am attempting to grow vegetables and herbs. It's getting to the point that I hate grocery shopping because I am constantly having to crunch numbers and make sure I am getting the best deal. I try to eat healthy but $6.00 a box for a healthy cereal??? To me that sounds outrageous for a small 11oz box of cereal. Milk prices are through the roof and it doesn't help that I'm in California, land of the overpriced on everything. Heck even our gas prices are rising again.... it got down to $3.39 but it is now back over $3.50 again. Gas was going down and I was hoping it would stay like that but nope! The low prices barely lasted 2 weeks before the price of gas started to increase. After all of these increases our sales tax has been increased yet again to 9.25% which sounds a bit high compared to what friends of mine pay in different states. I wish we could just pick up and move out of this state but it is very unlikely.
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  • JANAMP09
    I have cut out processed foods and only shop the outside parameters of the store so I have noticed the increases but because I no longer buy processed food it more then evens out. Here in Ontario our Sales Tax is 13% and our cost of gas is the equivalent of 4.75 gallon and that is down a lot from what it was 4 or 5 months ago!

    1364 days ago
    And the news keeps saying inflation isn't really happening!
    1364 days ago
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