As gas and grocery prices continue to rise, we are starting to see the way it’s affecting how we plan our day to day lives and think about the future. A recent SheSpeaks survey of more than 1,400 women shows some of the ways that inflation is changing the way we spend and triggering worries about our financial future.
SheSpeaks' own CEO, Aliza Freud, reveals how important the results of this survey are since they show some big changes in how our members are feeling and spending as a result of the price increases. She recently discusses how, “Women are the barometers of their household financial situation and the results of this survey reveal a worrisome trend about spending power coupled with a very real concern they have for the future of our country.”
Some key take-aways from the inflation survey:
I can say that overall the situation is kinda bad but even in this situation companies manage to deal with everything. I think that the key for survival for everyone is to actually adopt as more innovative things as possible
Buying groceries has been so expensive. You barely buy anything and it's $100 already. I'm talking about healthy eating as well, not even processed foods. It doesn't matter which way you go now days, it's all expensive.
We didn't get to do basically anything this summer with the cost of gas and everything else. No beach time, no parks, nothing. Saving what I can to take our daughter to do something next year. Money goes for food, gas and utilities right now, not many extras. We are so going the wrong way in the USA.
Price increases haven't really affected me.
Definitely watching for deals on meats and produce. I have a chest freezer I bought about 7 years ago and when I see a good deal; I buy a bunch for later. Gas is a whole other animal right now.
I can no longer afford to buy meat at the grocery store. Prices increase before my eyes. I am on a fixed income. The inflation and the constant tax and spend administration is to blame!!!
Yes I am cutting back on unnecessary travel. To save up for a vacation that i want to take before things get worse this year.
Budgeting has be KEY in making sure that I'm on track financially (and still get to go shopping here and there)! Sometimes it can be pretty difficult, but it's well worth it.
Paying more attention to where we fuel up, trying to hit Costco or use points at Kroger.