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Our Shopping Basket

The shopping basket used to calculate the ‘consumer price index’ and domestic inflation has been used since the 1950s. There are some 650 items (goods and services) in the ‘basket’; these are updated every year to better reflect our purchasing habits. 211 more words



Inflation can have a big impact on the Bond markets, and also on home loan rates, which are tied to Mortgage Bonds. Here’s what you need to know. 153 more words


Expect more reductions in electricity prices

Taken from the Cyprus-Mail Website

The head of the energy regulatory authority CERA George Shammas said on Thursday that further electricity price reductions were expected in the coming months. 204 more words

Reading: Map Shows Cost of Living Around the World

An interesting article, shared from my reading list…

Map Shows Cost of Living Around the World

This map shows the difference in living costs around the world using figures from the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide.

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The 46 Letter Plea

Today, in an effort to continue to fight for the proper implementation of New Jersey’s minimum wage legislation, I have mailed 46 letters to the high court and a variety of elected officials. 323 more words


There is no inflation

Unless you eat food, use water, live in a house, get sick, go to school, or do taxes:

Below are the annual price increases for items that might impact your life on a daily basis:

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Government Shenanigans

Where 0.8 percent US' Inflation came from?

The Consumer Price Index increased 0.8 percent from December 2013 through December 2014, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on January 16th 2015. This small increase represents the second-smallest December-December increase since 1965. 1,673 more words