The two of us are all hurting from the price increases that come with inflation.
Even those who are better off with 6 figure incomes are dealing with heavy financial losses, recognizably if they have a lot of credit debt or mortgages on several properties.
Just trying to get your food plus essentials from the grocery store is much harder than it was 12 months ago. Much has changed for the worse in the time since. For instance, the price of my number one french fries from my local supercenter increased by literally 100% since this time last year. I thought the inflation levels never got higher than 9%! How does one account for certain products literally doubling in price over this stage of time? It’s certainly bonkers when I start to think about it. My pay increased a tiny bit last year, but it’s not enough to offset what I’m forced to pay when I go to the grocery store to buy food to survive. The only saving grace right now with products that I buy properly is the drop in price for cannabis flower products in my state. Back when my state first unveiled cannabis flower products in 2019, an fourth of an ounce of marijuana was around $50. Now you can get the same quality cannabis for as little as $15 for the same amount, while $50 will get you high quality cannabis that is on a level that stuff in 2019 couldn’t hold a candle to when you lay down plus compare. I’m cheerful that I can buy marijuana on a budget if I need to or get top shelf if I’m willing to spend a little bit of cash.