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New Study Identifies Montana’s Cost Of Living Increase

Inflation is on the rise at a historic pace in the United States. The consumer price index surged 7.5% on an annual basis in January; the highest increase in about 40 years. In Montana, the cost of living is 0.7% higher than it is on average nationwide. Overall, the cost of living in Montana ranks as the 23rd highest among states according to ...

Montana Financial Planner Not Concerned About Current Market Trends

Inflation worries strong company earnings and drops in manufacturing activity in January has resulted in a volatile price index that has some investors worried about the months ahead. Michael Vondra a certified financial planner out of Billings has some reassurance concerning the long-term outlook of the stock market.

Montana’s Minimum Wage Set To Increase Next Week

The minimum wage in Montana will increase to $9.20 an hour starting January 1st from the current $8.75. In 2006, Montana residents voted to adjust the rate for inflation each year and because of this, the minimum wage rate in Montana could increase each year depending on inflation. State lawmakers continue to review new bills aimed to increase...