It doesn't matter where you live or what you do, we're all feeling the pinch from the poor economy here in the US. Airlines are feeling the crunch and are now starting to charge for things like on board beverages and checking your first bag, things that have been free for years. Grocery stores are having to raise their prices because their suppliers prices have gone up to cover the cost of transporting the products.
It's even carrying over things like health insurance. It doesn't matter if you're from Ohio, California or North Carolina health insurance rates are going up. The best thing we call can do is shop around and make sure we get the best health care benefits our insurance dollars can buy!