How inflation affect your daily life and cost of living

How inflation affect your daily life and cost of living

Up until very recently, inflation had not been talked about, and for good reason. In late 2019, the overall annual rate of inflation was running at just about 1.8% according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI).1 Similarly, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that retail food prices were 1.8% higher in February 2020 than they had been the year before.2 In the summer of 2021, however, inflation began to rear its ugly head once again, with U.S. consumer prices recording their largest annualized increases in more than 13 years.3 Whether higher prices will stick around, or if it is just transitory as a result […]

The UK inflation rate fell to 2% in the year to July

The UK inflation rate fell to 2% in the year to July

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure of inflation dipped from 2.5% in the year to June, the highest level for nearly three years, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The rate fell to the Bank of England’s 2% inflation target, after being higher for two months in a row. The dip in inflation was driven by price falls in clothing and footwear. Prices of games, toys and hobbies were also down and package holidays fell slightly compared with a year ago. However, those decreases were “largely offset” by price rises in transport, the ONS said. Average petrol prices stood […]

Amazon International Expansion & What We Can Learn

Amazon International Expansion & What We Can Learn

Decades after surviving the Dot-Com crash, Amazon continues to grow. The company has amassed a yearly revenue of 11.59 billion dollars, and has a seat at the table in a diversity of industries, from cloud computing to entertainment. Today, we’ll look at the secrets behind the international expansion of Amazon. There were many aspects of the e-commerce giant’s business model that made growth possible. For instance, the very reason why Amazon could overcome the Dot-Com crash was its early focus on profitability above all. But, in this post, we’ll examine Amazon’s international expansion strategy through two cases, Germany and China, […]

How to get coupon codes and discounts

How to get coupon codes and discounts

For decades, coupons have helped shoppers save money on groceries and household items. But the number of ways to find them has grown in recent years. Now, discounts are available almost everywhere, including inboxes, websites, and smartphone apps. Here’s how to get coupons, in both paper and digital form. Join store loyalty programs Enroll in rewards programs or sign up for the mailing list for the retailers you frequent most. Many stores send returning customers exclusive coupons or apply discounts automatically during checkout. Exercise caution, though, when signing up for rewards programs. Retailers may flood your inbox with unwanted messages […]