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User Info But Inflation Was Going Away!; entered at 2023-09-14 10:30:38
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Registered: 2020-07-25
I keep very detailed financial records. In the last year or so, I have the following personal inflation:
1. Property taxes, up by 1/3 over the previous homeowner.
2. Homeowner's insurance, up 25%
3. Car insurance, up 37%
4. Food - at least 20%
5. Restaurants - up 25%, standard tipping is now expected to be 20% at the LOW end.
6. Medical - who knows - I can't figure out medical billing and my insurance costs are hidden by my employer. I do know that almost nothing is covered and I am seeing increases.
7. Landscaping, up 15%
8. New roof - over $60K - probably could have had one for half that just a few years ago.

I don't believe the government statistics on CPI. Their "hedonic" adjustments are now just a joke. Also not reflected in the CPI is the fact that it is nearly impossible to have work done correctly the first time and that even though I pay someone to manage his workers, he doesn't do it. In some cases I become so exasperated I kick the workers out of my house and finish the job on my own.
2023-09-14 10:30:38