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Financial Tips from the Atlanta Fed: Stretching Your Food Dollar

January 4, 2022

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Food prices rose more than 5 percent during 2021, with price increases for some food categories, such as meat and eggs, reaching double digits. Everyone has to eat, but simple strategies such as planning ahead, buying in bulk, taking advantage of cost savings, and reducing waste can help stretch your food dollar on that next trip to the grocery store.