Most of us have become all too familiar having to pay much more at the grocery stores recently. Food prices rose in 2014 at the quickest pace in over two years, especially in regard to such items as meat, poultry, fish and eggs. The value of the dollar today is considerably less than it was in the past. The value of the dollar today can be compared to what it bought in the U.S. in the past. When the dollar shrinks in value, it seems that prices are climbing, because the dollar buys less.
In 2013, many Americans needed to watch their finances. They found themselves cutting back on various expenditures, and they slimmed down their budgets. Since the recession was ending, there were many people that were able to look into purchasing homes, but for many others, they were worried about losing their jobs.