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Surviving inflation: How is your family saving money right now? | Your Opinion

As inflation tightens our budgets, we want to hear from you. How are you and your family saving money to make every penny count?
Posted: 10:17 AM, Jul 26, 2022
Updated: 2022-08-02 11:36:30-04
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If you’re like me, you’ve probably been thinking of ways to save money these days. For example, I haven’t ordered food delivery so far this month and probably won’t for the foreseeable future. Instead, I’m finding more ways to make the food I buy at the grocery store last longer – even if this, too, is costing more these days.

As inflation tightens our budgets, we want Your Opinion. How are you and your family saving money to make every penny count?

  • Are you spending more on back-to-school items? How have you saved?
  • Groceries, mobile phone plans, car insurance, subscriptions | How have you made changes to save more money?

We invite you to share Your Opinion with the Denver7 360 team and we’ll compile your answers together to share with our audience and readers to help others.

When you share your thoughts with us, consider all the ways you’re saving money – not just on food or gas, but on other things as well, and try to complete the phrase: “How I’m saving money….” on things like school supplies, groceries, your mobile plan, subscriptions, pets, car insurance, home maintenance, etc.

We want to help Coloradans learn new ways to save in these challenging times and who better to help than other Coloradans who may have a trick or two up their sleeve?


What you're saying

'I remember I am grateful for all that I have'

What I do and suggestions to save money: First of all, spend wisely & non-selfishly! Buy used & affordable items at ARC, Habitat Restore, Goodwill, or other thrift stores (consciously saves waste in landfills & recycles good, used items).

Recycle aluminum at Wardle's in Wheat Ridge (it's extra spending money!). If necessary, buy items ONLY ON SALE; have an affordable Tracphone, instead of an expensive, useless iPhone.

Buy only what is NEEDED (NOT just WANTED); plan healthy meals with foresight, don't waste food, & eat leftovers.

Be mindful of wasting water in all forms; conserve electricity (unplug unused items) & gas (heating items).

I remember I am grateful for all that I have...

Kathy Hixson


'Was not expecting to spend so much money. How do families do it with little ones?'

We decided to get windows ($9,000) to help with heating bills and the same week our A/C goes out. Had to get furnace and A/C replaced at $19,000.
Was not expecting to spend so much money. I spent over $90 at the grocery store with no meat and no soda. Between the two of us, we spent over $120 in gas to get to work. How do families do it with little ones?

Nicole P.


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