Airfares: Domestic prices have risen six times this year. In the past six months, fares jumped 22%.
Chocolate: Ladies, you're screwed. Hershey's raised prices 10% in late March. After Easter, as new inventory rolls in, your fix will cost more than caviar.
Coffee: Boy, I've noticed this one at the grocery, seeing $7.99 pricing on low-end Maxwell House. Costs have soared 27% in three months, Starbucks raised prices 12%, and Folgers, Dunkin' Donuts, Sara Lee, Kraft & Green Mountain have all increased $$.
Fast food: McDonald's, Wendy's & Arby's are passing along +15% beef costs to youse. Happy Meals now come with a frown. Free!
Fruits & veges: Vegetarians don't get off easy, either. Prices have risen 23% in three months. Potatoes alone are up 39%.
Furniture: Cotton, yarn, leather and steel cost more. So do your new coffee table, sofa and desk chair.
Household products: Soap, toilet paper, toothpaste, trash bags and the like are going up, as Colgate-Palmolive, Proctor & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark assume you have money to burn. Might be more cost-effective to wipe your butt with $1 bills.
Insurance: State Farm hiked Florida home & auto insurance 18.8%, seeking double-digit hikes in other states. It blames weather-related losses. Since you can't afford to drive and are probably going to lose your home, ce la vie!
Packaged foods: Corn, wheat & fuel hikes will lead to increases from Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Healthy Choice, Peter Pan, General Mills, Nature Valley, Heinz, Kellogg, McCormick & Co., Sara Lee & Hillshire Farms. Fortunately, Hormel makes Spam!
Tires: Rubber prices are up 75%. Again, no biggie, since your car will be parked in the garage for the next 10 years... As will I.