Archived Posts from "'Hoboken Inflation Barometer 2012'"

Gas prices on the rise again

Fuel costs go up in front of your eyes in Hoboken

Been driving a car for over 20 years – and I can truly say that I’ve never once seen the gas prices being changed. I always thought it was some magical fairy that switched the numbers overnight.

For the first time ever – I spotted the guys over at the Hess station uptown raising the prices as I was filling up. I saved 75 cents by getting there just in the nick of time! Oh, and gas prices are now $4 or more per gallon in other parts of the country.

Have a nice weekend!

More rising prices!

Don’t you think inflation indexes are bogus?

Here’s the most recent Consumer Price Index summary from last month:

“On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers was unchanged in November after decreasing 0.1 percent in October. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in November after increasing 0.1 percent in October.”

Not sure about you – but I’ve seen prices go up heavily across the board for practically everything I buy! WTF is going on? And why don’t these bogus charts reflect real life prices?

Here is just a brief sample off the top of my head:

There are countless others – supermarket food, fuel going back up again – Where is all this extra money going?