I'm in the process right now as many others are of refiguring next years rates. I found an inflation calculator here at http://www.bls.gov/cpi/home.htm You can use it to see if you keeping pace with inflation from a given year by entering the starting amount and year. Here's an interesting fact. I started in 1995, and the the minimum amt. for most people was $25 then, today that same yard would need to be $30.99 to keep pace with inflation. So, I think with this information, I will be raising my min from $30 last year to $32 this year. Hope this helps everyone get a better understanding on where they are inflation wise.