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Rappaport Retirement Index 2017

Rappaport Retirement Index


December 2017 Release: Rappaport Retirement Index RRI
 
December 2017 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 the year. 
For 2016 the RRI YOY rose 2.33% for the year. 
For December,  2017 the RRI rose 2.19% year-over-year. 

 
“Inflationary pressures ticked higher this past month to 2.19%  vs 2.25%. But are not at this time running above trend. Most items were in line with expectations with a tick up is gasoline prices accounting for most of the gain. There continues to be an anomaly in the numbers as communication costs dropped 1.96% due to a new calculation method. said ” H Craig Rappaport, creator of the Rappaport Retirement index. “This continues to skew the 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


November 2017 Release: Rappaport Retirement Index RRI
 
November 2017 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 the year. 
For 2016 the RRI YOY rose 2.33% for the year. 
For November, 2017 the RRI rose 2.25% year-over-year. 

 
“Inflationary pressures ticked higher this past month to 2.25%  vs 2.14%. But are not at this time running above trend. Most items were in line with expectations with a tick up is gasoline prices accounting for most of the gain. There continues to be an anomaly in the numbers as communication costs dropped 2.06% due to a new calculation method. said  ” H Craig Rappaport, creator of the Rappaport Retirement index. “This continues to skew the 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 

 

Rappaport Retirement Index


October 2017 Release: Rappaport Retirement Index RRI
 
October 2017 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 the year. 
For 2016 the RRI YOY rose 2.33% for the year. 
For October, 2017 the RRI rose 2.14% year-over-year. 

 
“Inflationary pressures ticked lower slightly this past month to 2.14%  vs 2.27%. But are not at this time running above trend. Most items were in line with expectations. There continues to be an anomaly in the numbers as communication costs dropped 2.16% due to a new calculation method. said  ” H Craig Rappaport, creator of the Rappaport Retirement index. “This skews the index and it will take some months for the new trend to become clear”. 
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


September 2017 Release: Rappaport Retirement Index RRI
 
September 2017 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.

 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 the year. 
For 2016 the RRI YOY rose 2.33% for the year. 
For September, 2017 the RRI rose 2.07% year-over-year. 


“Inflationary pressures ticked up slightly this past month to 2.27%  vs 2.07%. But are not at this time running above trend. Medical costs rose 1.5% for the month, the lowest increase in some time. Housing rose 2.76% for the month. Transportation accounted for all of the increase rising 4.34% on higher gasoline prices. There continues to be an anomaly in the numbers as communication costs dropped 2.64% due to a new calculation method. said  ” H Craig Rappaport, creator of the Rappaport Retirement index. “This skews the index and it will take some months for the new trend to become clear”. 

 

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


August 2017 Release: Rappaport Retirement Index RRI
 
August 2017 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 the year. 
For 2016 the RRI YOY rose 2.33% for the year. 
For August, 2017 the RRI rose 2.07% year-over-year. 

 
“Inflationary pressures ticked up slightly this past month to 2.07%  vs 1.96%. But are not at this time running above trend. Medical costs rose 2.66% for the month followed by housing which rose 2.87% for the month. There was an anomaly is the numbers as communication costs dropped 3.21% due to a new calculation method. said  ” H Craig Rappaport, creator of the Rappaport Retirement index. “This skews the index and it will take some months for the new trend to become clear”. 
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


July 2017 Release: Rappaport Retirement Index RRI
 
July 2017 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 the year. 
For 2016 the RRI YOY rose 2.33% for the year. 
For July, 2017 the RRI rose 1.96% year-over-year. 

 
“Inflationary pressures ticked up slightly this past month to 1.96%  vs 1.92%. Medical costs eased and rose 2.48% for the month followed by housing which rose 2.83% for the month. There was an anomaly is the numbers as communication costs dropped 2.95% due to a new calculation method. said  ” H Craig Rappaport, creator of the Rappaport Retirement index. “This skews the index and it will take some months for the new trend to become clear”. 
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


June 2017 Release: Rappaport Retirement Index RRI
 
June 2017 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 the year. 
For 2016 the RRI YOY rose 2.33% for the year. 
For June, 2017 the RRI rose 1.92% year-over-year. 

 
 


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


May 2017 Release: Rappaport Retirement Index RRI
 
May 2017 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 the year. 
For 2016 the RRI YOY rose 2.33% for the year. 
For May, 2017 the RRI rose 2.43% year-over-year. 
 

“Inflationary pressures for senior dropped this past month to 2.13% vs 2.43%. Medical costs eased and rose 3.50% for the month followed by housing which rose 2.59% for the month. There was an anomaly is the numbers as communication costs dropped 3.09% due to a new calculation method. said  ” H Craig Rappaport, creator of the Rappaport Retirement index. “This skews the index and it will take some months for the new trend to become clear”. 


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


April 2017 Release: Rappaport Retirement Index RRI
 
April  2017 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 the year. 
For 2016 the RRI YOY rose 2.33% for the year. 
For April, 2017 the RRI rose 2.43% year-over-year. 

 
“Inflationary pressures for senior dropped this past month to 2.43% vs 2.59%. Medical costs eased and rose 3.50% for the month followed by housing which rose 3.23% for the month. Transportation costs were also above due to a rise in gasoline prices at 2.91%. There was an anomaly is the numbers as communication costs dropped 3.09% due to a new calculation method. said  ” H Craig Rappaport, creator of the Rappaport Retirement index. “This skews the index and it will take some months for the new trend to become clear”. 


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


March 2017 Release: Rappaport Retirement Index RRI
 
March 2017 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 the year. 
For 2016 the RRI YOY rose 2.33% for the year. 
For March, 2017 the RRI rose 2.59% year-over-year. 
 

“Inflationary pressures for senior dropped this past month to  2.59% vs 2.86%. Medical costs eased and rose 4.48% for the month followed by housing which rose 3.16% for the month. Transportation costs were also above due to a rise in gasoline prices at 3.40%. There was an anomaly is the numbers as communication costs dropped 3.02% due to a new calculation method. said  ” H Craig Rappaport, creator of the Rappaport Retirement index. “This skews the index and it will take some months for the new trend to become clear”. 


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 2017 Release: Rappaport Retirement Index RRI
 
February 2017 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 the year. 
For 2016 the RRI YOY rose 2.33% for the year. 
For February, 2017 the RRI rose 2.67% year-over-year. 

 
“Inflationary pressures for seniors jumped again and increased for the fourth straight month rising to 2.86% vs 2.67% and are becoming a potential threat to this vulnerable segment of the population.  Medical costs continue to be the biggest issue. Medical costs rose 5.92% for the month followed by housing which rose 3.24% for the month. Transportation costs were also above due to a rise in gasoline prices at 3.51% 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 2017 Release: Rappaport Retirement Index RRI
 
January 2017 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 the year. 
For 2016 the RRI YOY rose 2.33% for the year. 
For January, 2017 the Ri rose 2.67% year-over-year. 
 
“Inflationary pressures for seniors remain above trend and increased for the third straight month rising to 2.67% vs 2.33% but are becoming a potential threat to this vulnerable segment of the population.  Medical costs continue to be the biggest issue. Medical costs rose 4.69% for the month followed by housing which rose 3.17% for the month. Transportation costs were also above due to a rise in gasoline prices at 2.81% 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