Inflation 101

Inflation Calculator:

http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl

USA Inflation Rate:

http://www.bls.gov/bls/inflation.htm

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cpi.pdf

http://inflationdata.com/Inflation/Inflation_Rate/InternationalSites.asp

TIPS.

Treasury-Inflation Protected Securities, also known as TIPS, are securities whose principal is tied to the Consumer Price Index …

http://www.treasurydirect.gov/instit/annceresult/tipscpi/tipscpi.htm

http://www.treasurydirect.gov/indiv/research/indepth/tips/res_tips_rates.htm

Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U):

The base period index (1980 -1984) is typically set to 100: 1980/84=100; 1999=174; April, 2009=213.

http://qrc.depaul.edu/djabon/cpi.htm

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