Iowans struggling to keep up with inflation are also struggling to stay cool as summer temperatures continue to soar. At last check, energy costs are up 42% in the last year, while food costs are up 10%. During these dog day of summer, AARP Iowa is sharing five simple, money-saving tips to help you keep cool while stretching those dollars.
TOP 5 MONEY-SAVING TIPS TO BEAT THE HEAT:
“You can bet I’ll be keeping my oven off and blinds shut when temperatures start climbing toward 100 degrees,” said Brad Anderson, AARP Iowa State Director. “With food and gas prices skyrocketing, the last thing older Iowans need is mother nature adding more pain to their pocketbooks. We are happy to offer simple, low-cost ways to stay cool and save cash, and we encourage Iowans to reach out if they have ideas of their own.”
Iowans with more money-saving tips are encouraged to email us at IA@aarp.org so we can share your tip with AARP members across the state.
This story is provided by AARP Iowa. Visit the AARP Iowa page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.
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