Tips for rural families to combat inflation

Americans face those higher prices across the board, and rural families are taking some of the hardest hits. Rural America does not have the same options or opportunities available as urban communities. Rural America has fewer options, fewer stores, and fewer vendors.

AARP Oklahoma State Director Sean Voskuhl says with everything going on, that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to combat inflation as a rural family.

“From groceries to cars to DIY projects to watching TV, there are plenty of ways you can save money to help fight inflation. For example, when shopping, shop before you buy, order online as it reduces impulse purchases, and go for store brand items.”

Voskuhl talks about another area of ​​savings that includes prescription drug costs.

“Good Rx is a way to find free coupons and search for better prices. AARP also has a prescription drug benefit to help lower costs. When you use your free Rx discount card at a CVS pharmacy, you can save on all FDA-approved medications. You can also save at other pharmacies like Walmart and Walgreens. Anyone can use this free discount program, but AARP members save even more and receive extra benefits.”

Voskuhl says the most important thing to follow is a financial plan of action.

“In times like these, with high inflation, it’s important to have a budget, but even more important to follow your budget. Plus, a savings plan will help you save for any unexpected debt or large purchases you may be planning. AARP Money Map has several resources available to ensure you get the most out of your hard-earned money.”

For more tips on fighting inflation, visit RFD-TV on Thursday nights at 9 pm Central Time, or click here for online content.

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