Claudia Buck

April 27, 2014

Personal Finance: What’s for dinner? A dollop of price increases, for sure

What's for dinner? With the drought crimping the supply of beef and California-grown fruits and vegetables, consumers can expect to pay more every time they sit down to a family meal this summer. Even a bowl of guacamole could become a splurge, given crop shortages that could push a single avocado's price tag to $1.60, according to some experts.

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Claudia Buck is the Personal Finance columnist and business editor at The Sacramento Bee. She's worked at The Bee since 2005. Amid the financial turmoil of the recent recession, she became the personal finance writer, helping readers cope with some of the confusing, daunting and perplexing aspects of managing our financial lives. She serves on the journalism advisory board of her alma mater, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. Reach her at or 916-321-1968. Twitter: @Claudia_Buck.

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