If you are suffering from post-pandemic sticker shock, you are not alone.
From gas and groceries to computers and clothing, everyday items are suddenly more expensive.
As the country recovers in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and Americans put their stimulus checks and stashed cash to work, some of these higher costs are simply the price consumers must pay for an economic rebound. (In other words, as the economy picks up, so will inflation.)
In other cases, supply chain setbacks have put a strain on certain goods, which is also driving prices higher, but only temporarily.
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