Trying to deflate inflation? Target duration.

Though inflation has been modest recently, take a look at how it has silently reduced your purchasing power through higher gas, food and electric costs over the past 10 years.

  • U.S. Consumer Price Index

    The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers tracks average prices in U.S. cities across a number of expenditure categories.

  • Gasoline Prices

    Gas prices jumped from $1.11/gallon for regular unleaded gasoline in 2002 to more than $3.60 in 2012 - more than 200%.

  • U.S. Food Prices

    The average monthly grocery bill for a family of four increased $237 in the past decade.

  • Electric Prices

    The average residential customer saw monthly electric bills climb $38 since 2000, a 52% increase.

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