Posts Tagged ‘CPI’

  • PNC Wealth Management Measures Inflation With Its Christmas Price Index

    Inflation: The Christmas Price Index

    Dec 25, 12 • 820 Views • No Comments

    How to measure inflation? The Christmas Price Index. Whereas the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) Consumer Price Index includes food and medical care and cars, PNC Wealth Management’s CPI, its Christmas Price Index, has swans and hens and dancing maids.......  [read more]

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    Size Inflation

    Apr 13, 12 • 740 Views • No Comments

    Inflation is not only at the cash register. Our story starts at H&M where an Esquire journalist tried on a size 36 pants that were too tight. He continued his search for pants with the 36″ waist label at Old Navy and they were too loose. After that,......  [read more]

  • PNC Wealth Management Measures Inflation With Its Christmas Price Index

    The Christmas Price Index

    Dec 9, 11 • 683 Views • No Comments

    You might want to check the CPI (the Christmas Price Index). Calculated by PNC for the last 28 years, it tells us the value of the items in “The 12 Days of Christmas.” This year, the PNC CPI totaled $24,263.18 for anyone purchasing one set of each......  [read more]

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    Ben Franklin’s Turkey

    Nov 17, 11 • 626 Views • No Comments

    The bald eagle is our national bird but, according to Ben Franklin, the turkey should have been. In a letter to his daughter, he explains why. “True original natives,” turkeys are American birds. “…Though a little vain and silly, [the......  [read more]

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    Barbecue Inflation (A Hot Topic?)

    May 26, 11 • 804 Views • No Comments

    Shopping for your Memorial Day barbecue, you will pay close to 29% more than a year ago. According to the New York Post, not only is a gallon of gas up 44% in the NY area, but also, lettuce will cost you 28% more and tomatoes, 86%. In addition, the New York......  [read more]