Like a guest who overstays his welcome, inflation is getting on our nerves.

The latest inflation data, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on March 10, showed prices increasing 8.5 percent over the same period a year ago.

This means that the prices of many things including gas, meat and eggs, and appliances have increased dramatically.

For some people, these increase in prices are just a slight annoyance. For others, they’re becoming a bigger deal. What’s the best way to cope with higher inflation? That’s what we’ll talk about on the show today.

This episode features a conversation with Reid Frederick. Reid is WECU’s Director of Community Impact and personal finance expert. He has a degree from Western Washington University and has taught thousands of people about how to budget, plan and save.