Inflation trend ‘not pretty’: Ways to save money on food, travel and home finances

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Prices are rising and the predictions don’t look good.

Inflation soared over the past year at the fastest pace in 40 years, and food prices, which already saw a 6.8% jump from January 2021, are expected to increase another 3% to 4% this year, according to USA TODAY and the Associated Press.

And the U.S. saw record gas prices in March.

But there are ways to get the maximum impact from your dollars, experts in finance, consumer sciences, grocery distribution and car care recently told The Herald-Mail.

Here’s what they said: