Posts tagged ‘inflation’

Chained CPI – We’re Talking Real Dollars

Social Security recipients on fixed budgets count on their monthly benefits. But a proposed change tossed around in Washington D.C. budget discussions could leave them counting on less to meet their future needs. At issue is the way the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is calculated when…

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Does CPI Give a True Inflation Picture?

Many investors may not understand the Consumer Price Index (CPI). But it almost certainly affects them personally. Consider retirees living on a fixed income or employees factoring an inflation rate into their retirement plans. And, of course, we all feel the impact of rising costs at the pump, at…

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