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Is Now The Time To Spend Or To Save?

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Inflation has caused prices to rise, making many wonder whether they should be spending or saving.

The recovering economy needs your money but with prices climbing it may be better to hold onto your cash.

Our smart money experts talk about the highest inflation in years and what to do about soaring prices. The decision may come down to what you need versus what you want. "It depends on what you value," says Jamie Bosse.

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As a host and contributor at KCUR, I seek to create a more informed citizenry and richer community. I want to enlighten and inspire our audience by delivering the information they need with accuracy and urgency, clarifying what’s complicated and teasing out the complexities of what seems simple. I work to craft conversations that reveal realities in our midst and model civil discourse in a divided world. Follow me on Twitter @ptsbrian or email me at brian@kcur.org.
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Trevor Grandin is a contributing producer for KCUR Studios.