Why Your Inflation Rate is Different From Mine

Although the BLS reports the CPI (Consumer Price Index) inflation rate each month, our own household could see different price changes.

Inflation: The Price of a Lost Tooth

According to a Visa survey, since 2011, the tooth fairy has given children 42% more cash: 2013/$3.70 2012/$3.00 2011/$2.60 What is going on? If tooth fairy cash had just kept up with inflation, then $2.60 in 2011 would have been…