During the summer when food inflation was high, there were a lot of news reports about package shrinking. Instead of raising the price, companies just give you less and sell for the same price. That makes it easier for them to hide the price increase. This is still going on even though the inflation pressure tempered somewhat. I recently noticed Pepsi started selling 8-packs instead of the old 12-packs. If this trend sticks, the colloquial Joe Six-Pack will become Joe Four-Pack.
Refinance Your Mortgage
Mortgage rates hit new lows. I saw rates as low as 3.25% for 30-year fixed, 2.625% for 15-year fixed, with no points and low closing cost. Check mortgage rates in your state.