Getting sticker shock at the gas pump or grocery store? There’s a reason for that. Newly released data shows that prices for consumer goods are continuing to creep up almost across the board.

Prices in July were 5.4% higher than they were last summer, according to the Consumer Price Index report published Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That’s higher than the 2% inflation rate the Federal Reserve says is its long-term target, and Americans are feeling it.

Read the full Money.com article here: https://money.com/inflation-price-increases-july-2021/

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Rick Epple, CFP(r), CeFT (r)