The Mystery of the Shrinking Pretzel Packages

We have a mystery when we see that corporations are shrinking packages while their CEOs’ inflation expectations are uninformed.

How Your Generation Spends Its Money

Looking at generational spending, we can see our age-related expenses and also how inflation will affect the different groups.

Why the CPI Should Have Been Higher

The U.S. BLS will be using real time data from J.D. Power for new cars and trucks in its May CPI (Consumer Price Index) release.

6 Facts: What We’d Like To Know About Inflation (and Milk)

Ranging from milk to Argentina, while the range of inflation facts is massive, always they return us to the meaning of a price.

The People With the Most and Least Inflation

While monthly CPI reports emphasize the average increase in prices, we can also use it to see the differences in household spending.

Why Social Security Should Look at Senior Spending

Based on the Consumer Price Index, cost-of-living changes in a senior’s Social Security check could be more accurately calculated.

When a Grade Is Like a Price

Looking at grade inflation at colleges and universities, we can ask whether the increase can be compared to prices.

Inflation Clues From Sticky Prices

To solve the mystery created by the inflation worries that are in the news, we can look at sticky and flexible prices.

What the CPI Is Hiding

A Consumer Price Index (CPI) that went up by just .6 percent during the past year hides a much larger increase in some grocery prices.

How Covid-19 Affects the Cost of Living

Because a Covid-19 basket of goods and services has a different inflation rate from the CPI basket, the cost of living might not be what we think it is.