Last Updated: March 5, 2024By Tags: ,

In the last three years, average prices have gone up 17.9%. To be more specific: 

  • Auto insurance is up 20.6%;
  • Household repairs are up 18.2%;
  • Sporting events are up 13.5%;
  • Transportation services are up 9.5%;
  • Nonprescription drugs are up 9.2%;
  • Baby food is up 8.7%;
  • Garbage collection is up 6.4%;
  • Shelter is up 6.0%; 
  • Eating out is up 5.1%

This is why American finances are being destroyed and are struggling to pay their debts. To make matters worse, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released a report: “All stages of credit card delinquency (30, 60 and 90 days past due) jumped higher during the third quarter of last year, surpassing pre-pandemic levels for the first time.”