Tag Archives: food inflation

Cost Of Food Up Again

Cost of Food Rising This summer’s record-breaking heat is expected to drive up the price of your groceries, again. This year is the hottest ever recorded in the U.S., according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, whose records date to 1895. The drought is affecting this year’s corn crop, with the forecast for the […]

Prepare for Food Inflation

We have seen just the beginning of food inflation. The price of food is certainly going to continue its climb. Don’t be surprised if it goes up fast. In my blog, QE and Your Food Budget, I list three factors why this is so. Any one of them is enough to cause the price of […]

Squeezing a Nickel

(Because of inflation, it’s no longer worth penny pinching) 3 Benefits of Bulk Investing What sort of investment return gets you excited? You get less than 2 percent on cash in the bank. The average return from the stock market, if you’re lucky, you might get 8 percent. According to Money, the Vanguard Total Stock […]

Shrinking Food

Stealing From Your Kitchen In order to avoid price increases food manufactures have opted to shrink the size of the product you are purchasing. Your morning cereal, baby food, potato chips, frozen veggies, in fact most processed food packages have been downsized in the last year. Tuna cans used to contain 6 ounces, now 5. […]

Gifts That Keep Giving

In my previous blog, Cheap Food No More, I detail why I believe we are in the beginning stages of increased inflation, perhaps even hyperinflation. Families can manage some inflation with a few tweaks to their budgets. When the price of food inflates, along with everything else, it becomes more difficult to adjust. We might […]

Cheap Food No More

The average American family spends between 10 and 14 percent of their annual income on food. The lower your income, the higher percentage is spent on food. Presently, Americans spend less of their annual income on food than any other nation. Food Inflation The National Inflation Association (NIA) calculations fall right in the national average. […]