10th November 2010. Dont know where the Reserve Bank get their inflation figures, but certainly not from my letterbox. The everyday living bills that drift in seem out of control. Rates , insurances, utilities seem to have have yearly increases well above inflation. Try the compulsory ‘green slip’ vehicle third party personal insurance now pushing $500, , the escalating utility bills driven by the mantra of ‘upgrading infrastructure’ , credit interest above 20% – CEO’s on 1-200 times average earnings, mortgages now thats another topic – families struggling – not surprised.