Milk, eggs, a loaf of bread: every month it gets more expensive to buy the staples of the American diet. Record gas prices only add to the pain. For families on a budget, it often adds up to hard choices and sacrifices.
How do you make it work? Is your paycheck keeping up with rising prices? Have you found creative ways to cut back? Or do you just run out of food or gas before you can afford to buy more?
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