sports inflation

Sports Salary Inflation: What Decades of Data Reveal

Professional sports stars have seen tremendous earnings growth over the past several decades. Where professional major-league athletes once had to work off-season jobs just to make ends meet, their per-season salaries and bonuses now amount to many times what the average American family can expect to earn over the course of a lifetime.  Sports salary […]

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Basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Basketball Inflation: 75 Years of Growth Leads to Slam-Dunk Earnings

When professional basketball in the United States was in its infancy, star players made about 2.5 times what the average family made in a year. Today, the highest-paid players in the National Basketball Association earn more than 600 times the median family’s income for the year.  In basketball, as in other sports, the salaries of […]

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Eleven Tips for Saving on Utilities

and sustained inflationary trends in at least 30 years, the cost of living is going up. You can feel the effects when you buy groceries, when you fill up at the pump, and of course, every month when you pay your gas and electric bills. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that “natural gas prices trended higher over the last year. The delivered cost of natural gas to electricity generators grew from $3.19/MMBtu in January 2021 to an estimated $5.04/MMBtu in the fourth quarter of 2021.” The price of keeping the lights on and the heat flowing is getting higher and unfortunately, we aren’t likely to see much relief as we descend into the heart of another cold winter. There are, however, steps you can take to lower the impact on your own household. 

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Money-Supply Inflation and Its Painful Fix

This article is the first in a three-part series explaining why the economic inflation we are experiencing was all-too-predictable, and outlining the things that ordinary citizens can do by way of self-protection to hedge against it and enhance their finances. The first topic of discussion will be government mismanagement of the money supply and the […]

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Eleven Tips for Saving on Groceries

At this point, we probably don’t need to tell you that we’re living through a period of sustained inflation. Your grocery bills already tell you everything you need to know. In December 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported a 6.8% rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) over the previous year. Americans are […]

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