Inflation

So yesterday I was watching some youtubes, and came across an old site I used to watch.  She had a bunch of great info on square foot gardening, and was doing hers back when we were figuring out what we wanted to do with ours in FL. Popping through her vids yesterday was awesome!  And then I came across a little series she did last year when she ran across some old receipts from her shopping from 2008-2010.  So she did a wonderful comparison shop, and a spread sheet, to figure out how much things have gone up in price since then. I do this from time to time, and I watch as the stores cut corners by making the packaging smaller so they can offer things at the same price, and whatnots.  

Anyway, here is the link to the first video….

 

and there are seven in all, so I hope you will watch them.  It made me go through my own receipts, and I notice where we’ve been cutting back, and making changes to our spending here and there over the past four or five years. Amazing that the government thinks there’s not much of a change to CPI. It’s not that there’s not much of a change to the CPI, it’s that people are sloooowly lowering their standards of living!  The costs go up, so people cut back. Or the stores want to keep prices lower, so for instance in one of the videos she has a favorite t shirt that she bought three or so years ago and the store still offers that same t shirt for the same price… but now instead of 100% cotton it’s now only 70% cotton. People still might be paying the money for it though so then the CPI doesn’t change.  But what you get is less.   Things that make ya go huuummmm. :-/

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