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In happier times, Susan Morrison and her husband Calvin liked to vacation in their motor home. But they've had to park it this year because of the high cost of diesel fuel. Susan Morrison/Susan Morrison hide caption

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Economy

As prices climb, Americans cut spending and dip into savings to make ends meet

Rising inflation has meant fewer restaurant meals, getaways and even doctor visits for many Americans, as nearly 4 in 10 say their family finances have gotten worse in the last year.

In happier times, Susan Morrison and her husband Calvin liked to vacation in their motor home. But they've had to park it this year because of the high cost of diesel fuel. Susan Morrison/Susan Morrison hide caption

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Americans are paying more and getting less as inflation hits home

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