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It costs HOW much?! Managing your money in the inflation economy

A cartoon image of a green balloon rising in the air with a price tag attached, indicating the economic phenomenon known as inflation.
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The US saw 9.1% inflation in June, a 40-year high. This hour, we're talking about budgets, personal finance and money management amid record inflation.

A trip to the gas pump or the grocery store tells you all you need to know: prices for everything from fuel to food are soaring. Federal labor officials say inflation hit a 40-year high in June, reaching 9.1%. This hour, we're talking to personal finance experts about managing your money and balancing your budget amid high inflation.

Our guests are:

  • Liz Scharf, an AFCPE -accredited financial counselor and Director of Community Economic Development at Capstone Community Action, a non-profit in Washington, Orange, and Lamoille Counties working to help people gain stability and financial independence
  • Erik Schultz, a financial and energy coach for Northeast Kingdom Community Action who's helping people connect to carbon-conscious money management through the new Green Savings Smart program

Broadcast live at noon on Friday, July 22, 2022.

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Connor Cyrus joined Vermont Public as host and senior producer in March 2021. He was a morning reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island. A graduate of Lyndon State College (now Northern Vermont University), he started his reporting career as an intern at WPTZ, later working for WAGM in Presque Isle, Maine, and WCAX Channel 3, where he covered a broad range of stories from Vermont’s dairy industry to the nurses’ strikes at UVM Medical Center. He’s passionate about journalism’s ability to shed light on complex or difficult topics, as well as giving voice to underrepresented communities.
Originally from Delaware, Matt moved to Alaska in 2010 for his first job in radio. He spent five years working as a radio and television reporter, radio producer, talk show host, and news director. His reporting received awards from the Alaska Press Club and the Alaska Broadcasters Association. Relocating to southwest Florida, he was a producer for television news and NPR member station WGCU for their daily radio show, Gulf Coast Live. He joined Vermont Public in October 2017 as producer of Vermont Edition.