Rappaport Retirement Index 2019

Rappaport Retirement Index

March 2019 Release: Rappaport Retirement Index RRI

Consumers 62 years and older experienced benign inflation increases on both the month over month and year over year figures.

For 2013 the RRI YOY rose 1.62%
For 2014 the RRI YOY dropped 1.32 %
For 2015 the RRI YOY dropped 1%  
For 2016 the RRI YOY rose 2.33% 
For 2017 the RRI YOY rose 2.19% 
For 2018 the RRI YOY rose 2.05%


For March 2019 the RRI YOY rose 1.95%


“Inflationary pressures increased coming in at 1.95% versus 1.71%  for February. The increased was isolated in Food and Housing which rose 2.87%. Otherwise inflation pressures were mute. The Rappaport Retirement Index chooses not to break out food and energy to provide a core rate. The purpose of the RRI is to provide planning and inflation and inflation data for the real world and last I checked, senior eat and drive around so although the core rate may be good for planning as it relates to the Federal Reserve and interest rates, it does little to help financial planner help their clients plan for this extended phase of their clients financial life. “ said H Craig Rappaport, creator of the Rappaport Retirement index.  


The Rappaport Retirement Index is a new inflation index for retirees released monthly to provide better financial planning replaces the CPI-U (Urban) as the main inflation tool.
Retirement Specialist and Accredited Wealth Management Advisor H Craig Rappaport, using statistical data and guidance provided by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, releases the Rappaport Retirement Index.
For several decades, the baby boom generation has been preparing for retirement. The Rappaport Retirement Index is the first inflation index for financial planners, retirees and soon-to-be retirees needing to know how to plan and invest to create and accurately calculate their retirement income needs.
The Department of Labor has gathered inflation data for the elderly and calculated an inflation index for this group for over 25 years but does not release the results. It is called the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly. The Rappaport Retirement Index uses the data to calculate a forward looking and useful index for real people doing real planning and having to live with the consequences of their actions.
H Craig Rappaport, the author of Live Long Live Rich -Creating Your Retirement Paycheck and President of Rappaport Wealth Management, is available for interviews Specializing in retirement, Rappaport has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, CNN Headline News, Bloomberg, The Dow Jones News Service as well as many television shows, magazines, newspapers and can be heard on the radio daily.
For questions or interviews: 1-610-293-8005 or at Craig@rappaportwealth.com

 

Rappaport Retirement Index


February 2019 Release: Rappaport Retirement Index RRI


Consumers 62 years and older experienced benign inflation increases on both the month over month and year over year figures.


For 2013 the RRI YOY registered a 1.62 percent increase in prices for consumers age 62 and older.
For 2014 the RRI YOY dipped to 1.32 percent with the average YOY ending at 1.8%.
For 2015 the RRI YOY dropped to 1%  
For 2016 the RRI YOY rose 2.33% 
For 2017 the RRI YOY rose 2.19% 
For 2018 the RRI YOY rose 2.05%

For February 2019 the RRI YOY rose 1.71%

“Inflationary pressures decreased coming in at 1.71% versus 1.76%  for December. Transportation costs came down dramatically last month due to the lower price oil and accounted for almost all the downside dropping a whopping -1.15% but this period the drop was not as dramatic but keeping the index on the whole in check.  We continue to see low levels of inflationary pressures in Medical Care which rose only 1.44% which dropped from last month. The Rappaport Retirement Index chooses not to break out food and energy to provide a core rate. The purpose of the RRI is to provide planning and inflation and inflation data for the real world and last I checked, senior eat and drive around so although the core rate may be good for planning as it relates to the Federal Reserve and interest rates, it does little to help financial planner help their clients plan for this extended phase of their clients financial life. “ said H Craig Rappaport, creator of the Rappaport Retirement index.  

The Rappaport Retirement Index is a new inflation index for retirees released monthly to provide better financial planning replaces the CPI-U (Urban) as the main inflation tool.
Retirement Specialist and Accredited Wealth Management Advisor H Craig Rappaport, using statistical data and guidance provided by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, releases the Rappaport Retirement Index.
For several decades, the baby boom generation has been preparing for retirement. The Rappaport Retirement Index is the first inflation index for financial planners, retirees and soon-to-be retirees needing to know how to plan and invest to create and accurately calculate their retirement income needs.
The Department of Labor has gathered inflation data for the elderly and calculated an inflation index for this group for over 25 years but does not release the results. It is called the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly. The Rappaport Retirement Index uses the data to calculate a forward looking and useful index for real people doing real planning and having to live with the consequences of their actions.
H Craig Rappaport, the author of Live Long Live Rich -Creating Your Retirement Paycheck and President of Rappaport Wealth Management, is available for interviews Specializing in retirement, Rappaport has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, CNN Headline News, Bloomberg, The Dow Jones News Service as well as many television shows, magazines, newspapers and can be heard on the radio daily.
For questions or interviews: 1-610-293-8005 or at Craig@rappaportwealth.com

 

Rappaport Retirement Index

JANUARY 2019 Release: Rappaport Retirement Index RRI

Consumers 62 years and older experienced benign inflation increases on both the month over month and year over year figures.

For 2013 the RRI YOY registered a 1.62 percent increase in prices for consumers age 62 and older.
For 2014 the RRI YOY dipped to 1.32 percent with the average YOY ending at 1.8%.
For 2015 the RRI YOY dropped to 1%  
For 2016 the RRI YOY rose 2.33% 
For 2017 the RRI YOY rose 2.19% 
For 2018 the RRI YOY rose 2.05% 
For January 2019 the RRI YOY rose 1.76%

“Inflationary pressures decreased coming in at 1.76% versus 2.05% percent for December. Transportation costs came down dramatically due to the lower price oil and accounted for almost all the downside dropping a whopping -1.15%. We continue to see low levels of inflationary pressures in Medical Care which rose only 1.66% which dropped from last month. This is one of the largest declines in the RRI and given recent volatility in the oil markets we expect inflation to move back to trend. The Rappaport Retirement Index chooses not to break out food and energy to provide a core rate. The purpose of the RRI is to provide planning and inflation and inflation data for the real world and last I checked, senior eat and drive around so although the core rate may be good for planning as it relates to the Federal Reserve and interest rates, it does little to help financial planner help their clients plan for this extended phase of their clients financial life. “ said H Craig Rappaport, creator of the Rappaport Retirement index.  


The Rappaport Retirement Index is a new inflation index for retirees released monthly to provide better financial planning replaces the CPI-U (Urban) as the main inflation tool.
Retirement Specialist and Accredited Wealth Management Advisor H Craig Rappaport, using statistical data and guidance provided by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, releases the Rappaport Retirement Index.
For several decades, the baby boom generation has been preparing for retirement. The Rappaport Retirement Index is the first inflation index for financial planners, retirees and soon-to-be retirees needing to know how to plan and invest to create and accurately calculate their retirement income needs.
The Department of Labor has gathered inflation data for the elderly and calculated an inflation index for this group for over 25 years but does not release the results. It is called the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly. The Rappaport Retirement Index uses the data to calculate a forward looking and useful index for real people doing real planning and having to live with the consequences of their actions.
H Craig Rappaport, the author of Live Long Live Rich -Creating Your Retirement Paycheck and President of Rappaport Wealth Management, is available for interviews Specializing in retirement, Rappaport has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, CNN Headline News, Bloomberg, The Dow Jones News Service as well as many television shows, magazines, newspapers and can be heard on the radio daily.
For questions or interviews: 1-610-293-8005 or at Craig@rappaportwealth.com