Keeping a spending diary for a week and getting the whole family involved has got us all talking about other issues too.
Everyone here has their own story of how rising prices are affecting them and many have been moved to sign the fuel campaign petition raised by the local paper 'Am Paipear'.
Word is that the Chancellor is coming to the islands on holiday so hopefully he will get some insight into the issues when he's here.
There is great excitement about RET - or road equivalent tariff - which is to start between the Western Isles and the mainland.
But with fuel prices rising, there's a concern that, like the Air Discount Scheme, the discounted fares will catch up with the current standard fares all too quickly.
Over the last two years, the air fare we use to Inverness has increased by around 40% which, strangely enough, is the level of discount that islanders can claim.
Another concern locally is nutrition - one of the first casualties with rising food prices.
The free milk and fruit schemes were cut back in the schools last year - yet it could be of real and immediate benefit if funds were made available to have the schemes fully reinstated and extended to other vulnerable groups.
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