Tampa Bay Informer - Pinellas Community

The Super Boat Races will come to Clearwater Beach this OctoberThe 1st Annual Clearwater Super Boat National Championship will be held on Clearwater Beach October 2nd – 4th.

Former Clearwater Mayor Brian Aungst, who is also the Race Chairman, is excited about the event coming to town “I think it’ll be a great event for the area,” he says. “It’s a family event, it’s a fun event.” He is looking forward to the races becoming an annual event, as well as getting to show off both the completed Beach Walk project on South Clearwater Beach, and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico view to incoming visitors. “It’s a great time to bring people here,” he says.

Published in Racing
Monday, 14 April 2008 19:46

The Inflation Blues

An unpredictable economy drives people to invest wisely

By Robert Harwood
Heritage Tax & Retirement Advisors, LLC

LARGO, FL – It’s hard to talk about inflation without sounding like an old geezer: “I remember back in 1940 when gas was only 18 cents a gallon!” But this is 2008 and times have dramatically changed. Less than five years ago we can remember the price of gas was below $2 per gallon. 

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce and a statistical abstract of the United States, in 1940, a loaf of bread cost 8 cents and a first class postage stamp cost 3 cents. By 1970, those prices had inflated to 24 cents per loaf and 6 cents per stamp. By 2002, inflation had pushed those prices to $2.99 per loaf and 37 cents per stamp. Today, the average loaf is $3 per loaf and stamps will be 42 cents this May. 

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