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This is part 1 of our 3 part series on inflation. Inflation measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) hit a 30 year high in October 2021 at 6.2%. However, depending on your situation you may be experiencing higher or lower price increases with your spending. How is that possible? Why are you experiencing a different number than what the news channels are telling you?
In this episode, I dive into the reasons behind how what you are experiencing is most likely different than what you are hearing. How is inflation calculated? Who calculates it? What is missing from the calculation? Do your spending patterns match the average spending patterns used in the calculation of inflation? What areas of consumer spending are experiencing the highest increases in prices? Listen to find out.