Looking to tighten your belt? 3 ways to save on food, gas and vision

(BPT) - If you’ve found that your expenses are going up each month, you’re not alone. Inflation in the U.S. has hit an all-time high in 40 years to 8.5% over the last 12 months. That means that the average American household is spending an extra $296.45 per month because of inflation, according to a report by Moody Analytics.

Need help making your budget stretch? Check out these three tips to help you save money and afford the important things in life.