This is one of those times that I wish we were wrong. We warned you about this in my blog 3 weeks ago. We told you that the price of a gallon of milk was about to soar. Our prediction, unfortunately, has become reality.

The next time you go to buy milk, you'll notice it, too. Whether it is at the convenience store or the supermarket, prices are up, up, up. The generic brand 1% milk at one of the supermarkets I shop at has gone from a steady $2.99 (sometimes $2.50 on sale) to $3.35. Thirty six cents might not seem like a lot, but that's more than a 10% increase in a matter of 3 weeks. I get the sinking feeling that this is just the beginning.

It's also affecting the cost of other dairy products, like cheese and yogurt. Just weeks ago, I was sometimes able to get a Chobani Greek yogurt at $1.00 each. Those days are over. The price increased to $1.20 each about 2 weeks ago. This week, the price stands at $1.29. That's a 30% increase!

Luckily, we're making up the difference by saving money with such low, reasonable prices on gas and heating oil.