The price is “too damn high.” That is the sentiment many are feeling at the gas pump, the grocery store, and the list goes on for just about any other goods and services due to price hikes and supply-chain issues. Inflation is kicking us in our derrières, and the average consumer just didn't see it coming, though I am sure many financial experts did. Inflation is defined as the rise in cost of goods and services over a period of time which increases the cost of living in an economy. Inflation in the United States rose to 9.1% in June of 2022, the highest since November of 1981, some of us weren’t even born yet just to give some perspective for how bad things are. However, do keep in mind that no matter how bad it is now, things can always get worse if we hit the dreaded big R word (recession).