Inflation

Ideas, Tips, and Resources to Help Utah Handle Inflation and the Rising Cost of Everyday Expenses

Inflation is up 10.4% in Utah since May 2021— the biggest increase in 40 years! This translates to a need for $700 to $800 more per month for a family of four at a time when half the population is unable to cover a $400 emergency expense without borrowing money.

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Cutting Expenses and Budgeting for Inflation

During times of high inflation, it is imperative to cut back on expenses and strengthen your budget.

Cutting Expenses Guidebook (Free Download)

More than 90 tested and approved ideas are included to help you make small (or big) adjustments in your spending, freeing funds to put toward your goals! This guidebook provides tips in the following areas:

  • Boosting Savings
  • Clothing Expenses
  • Entertainment Expenses
  • Grocery Expenses
  • Medical Expenses
  • Transportation Expenses
  • Utility Expenses
  • Home Expenses
  • Holiday Expenses
  • Miscellaneous Expenses

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Budgeting for Emergencies

Encountering financial challenges has become common for many, and being financially prepared is essential, especially during times of inflation.

To help with emergency preparedness and budgeting for emergencies, download our emergency prep bookmarks.

 

Utah Inflation Resources

See our below resources to help Utahns find ways to manage the rising cost of living.

LEARN TIPS FOR ESTATE PLANNING

Our free toolkit will help guide you through the estate-planning process to help keep your assets safe.

TRY OUR FREE FAMILY FUN GUIDES

Looking for economical ways to play together as a family this summer? These Hidden Gem guides provide fun and inexpensive family activity ideas that can be downloaded free of charge.

COMBAT PANIC BUYING DURING INFLATION

Five solutions to combat panic at the grocery store.

LEARN CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS FOR PANIC BUYING

Five tips to help you stay calm and avoid panic buying.

TEACH CHILDREN MONEY MANAGEMENT

Parents need to be proactive in teaching their children about money, or the world of marketing and advertising will teach them—incorrectly!

LEARN POSITIVE WAYS TO TALK ABOUT MONEY DURING INFLATION

Three steps to create positive conversations about money.

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