U.S. inflation is running at its hottest rate in 40 years, eroding savings, making a mockery of budgets and fueling doubts about people's ability to make ends meet. The understandable focus on inflation comes after another month of surging prices. Prices for housing, gas and new cars have been rising since April. CGTN stringer Edgar Costa interviewed five people working in different industries and living in the South, Midwest and East Coast of the U.S., who shared their views on soaring inflation and its impact on their daily consumption and future plans. Have a look.