Making Ends Meet

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Empty shelves plague many Southwest Florida grocery stores

More and more money is flying out of your wallet to put food on the table, but only if you can find the food. Grocery...
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Grocery store prices in SWFL see a big jump in January as costs soar

It's likely costing you more and more to put food on the table nowadays, but you might soon catch a break. WINK News consumer reporter...
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Ways to raise your credit score and why it matters

With a new year often comes new financial goals. Many experts suggest raising your credit score may be a worthy goal to have. Much like...
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Woman pushes for tenants union as fight for affordable housing in Collier County continues

This week, WINK News has brought you stories, and concerns from those who say finding affordable housing in Collier County is nearly impossible. Now,...

Food distributions in SWFL for the week of Jan. 10

St. Matthew’s House, in partnership with the Midwest Food Bank, will be providing free food at these locations for the upcoming week. January 10: Monday, Jan. 10, 10...
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Budgeting and saving in 2022

New year, different finances. Experts say 2022 may be more costly than in years past. Inflation and supply chain issues touched almost everything in 2021 and...
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Protecting your money from shady contractors

When something like Monday's weather damage occurs, crooks often try to capitalize. Since we're in the middle of the holiday season, many of you may...
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Bus driver surprises students with personalized gifts

A bus driver goes above and beyond to give her students the Christmas they deserve. She surprised each child with personalized gifts that fit...
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SWFL food banks cope with rising food costs

As the cost of food rises nationally, Southwest Florida food banks are seeing more people turning to them for help. But the food banks...

US consumer prices soared 6.8% in past year, most since 1982

Prices for U.S. consumers jumped 6.8% in November compared with a year earlier as surging costs for food, energy, housing and other items left...

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