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Tips for rural families to fight inflation

Americans are facing those higher prices across the board and rural families are taking some of the hardest hits. Rural America doesn’t have the same options or opportunities available as urban communities do. Rural America has fewer choices, fewer stores, and fewer suppliers.

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

“From groceries, to cars, DIY projects, to watching TV, there are many ways you can save money to help fight inflation. For example, when shopping, search before you shop, order online, as it reduces impulse buys, and go all-in on store brand items.”

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

“Good Rx is one way to find free coupons and search for better prices. AARP also has a prescription drug benefit to help cut 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 such Walmart and Walgreens. Anyone can use this free discount program, but AARP members save even more and receive additional benefits.”

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

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

To learn more inflation fighting tips, visit RFD-TV Thursday night at 9 pm Central Time, or click here for online content.

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