On Buffalo’s east side, inflation intensifies the daily struggle to buy food

“I have to get less food,” one shopper said. “So I plan very carefully with my food stamps.”
Shoppers at a mobile farmers market in east Buffalo, New York, where many residents struggle with access to grocery stores.
Brandon Watson

For Social Security recipients, "there’s no keeping up" with rising costs

Aug 15, 2022
The program is expected to provide a large benefits increase in 2023. Until then, many on fixed incomes have to tighten their budgets.
The Senior Citizens League estimates that Social Security recipients will see a 9.6% cost of living adjustment in the new year.
Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

For people on benefits, inflation adjustments lag behind

Dec 10, 2021
Social security and SNAP benefits are adjusted every year for inflation. While that tends to be enough in normal years, it's not enough right now.
For those on fixed incomes, inflated prices on everyday items like rent and food can hit particularly hard.
Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

Seniors on limited incomes find ways to cope in the pandemic

Nov 26, 2020
Social Security, Medicare prove key to helping two older women in San Francisco remain financially stable.
Residents walk inside a retirement community in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

Why the Treasury's offering a new 20-year bond

Jan 30, 2020
The Treasury Department last offered a 20-year bond in the 1980s. This spring, it's betting that certain types of investors will want to include them in their portfolios.
A view of the U.S. Treasury building in Washington, D.C.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images