Inflation and the Consumer Price Index
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Inflation and the Consumer Price Index
Inflation and the Consumer Price Index

Interactive Mini Course



This great course dealing with inflation & the Consumer Price Index will show you the reasons behind inflation and how it affects the consumer price index. For instance, the costs behind inflation are actually related to its always-changing rate. You will learn how to anticipate the changes of inflation, and with it, the reasons that the U.S. tax system becomes indexed. We will look at the current status, costs and causes of inflation as well. You will know plenty about issues like food price inflation, the consumer price index and how federal entitlement programs deal with inflation-indexing elements. By the end of our Inflation & the Consumer Price Index Course, you should be financially ready to take on Wall Street.


  • Understand terms like “basket price,” “inflation” and “deflation.”
  • How to calculate inflation based on the changes of the Consumer Price Index.

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