Talking about money is the last taboo amid rising costs of living

Talking about money is the last taboo amid rising costs of living

Extracurricular activities were off the table for Matthew Riley and his three young boys this summer, save for a free swim pass to the local pool. The sharply rising costs of daily life amid inflation have been harsh on the divorced single father, especially after a year of mounting financial strain through the pandemic. He was forced to downsize his home in Abbotsford, B.C.; all three boys ages 6, 4 and 2 now share one room. Mr. Riley has also had trouble keeping up with car payments, gas and hydro bills. The father and his sons now occasionally rely on a non-profit grocery store that prepares $5 meal kits for …
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