If you're planning to throw some meat on the grill this weekend, here are some ways to save money in the process.
Falling gasoline prices put a dent in the July inflation rate, which fell to 8.5% from 9.1% in June. But other costs such as housing continue to climb, putting a strain on many family budgets.
The USDA's latest report found that nearly all major food groups are going up in price.
Consumer prices rose 0.4% in August and 1.3% over the last 12 months. Some economists say that official measure understates inflation, because the pandemic has changed both what and how we buy.