When savings rates are below the inflation rate, it's easy to delude yourself into thinking you shouldn't save. That's a bad idea.
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Inflation is inevitable. What you can change, though, is how you deal with it — and these decisions can make or break your financial future.
Worrying about something like inflation doesn't help make it better — plus, there might not be as much to fret about as you thought. Learn why.
We know how inflation happens—excess growth in the money supply. But why does inflation happen?
By spending less than you earn, you can much more easily achieve big goals in life, from retiring early to finding a job you really love.
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You could reach for yield by taking on more risk, or you could suck it up and wait for rates to go up. If you prefer to wait, consider I-Bonds.
From corn to gold, these 10 common goods and commodities had major price changes in 2010 — and may continue to shift in 2011.
Deflation is back in the news, and for good reason: It's a real risk.
Let me jump to the end and say right at the start that I don't think so. However, there's a serious argument being made right now among economists and economic policy makers that h
Just to be clear, I'm also worried about a surge in inflation, but that's not what I'm talking about here. I don't know the future, so I try to stay away from predictions. But yo
The Wall Street Journal has an opinion piece by Arthur Laffer that shows a scary graph of the monetary base, which has surged enormously in the past year. He suggests that this is
When I went off to college in 1977, inflation was high and rising, but the maximum interest rate you could earn on a savings account was capped by the government at a fraction over
Stagflation, the bane of the 1970s, is pretty much the worst situation for ordinary folks. With the economy depressed, jobs are scarce for workers and profits are scarce for busin
Every six months, the Treasury sets a new fixed rate for series I savings bonds. After tracking close to the rate on the Treasury's other inflation-indexed bonds during the Clinto
For a decade, starting in the mid-1990s, the Federal Reserve kept interest rates too low and expanded the money supply too quickly. Their theory was that, as long as consumer pric
About a year ago I wrote an article about the Consumer Price Index that made some friends say that I am a conspiracy theorist, but apparently I am not alone in believing that the g
You can always tell when inflation has become ingrained in an economy--you start hearing people say, "Buy now before the price goes up!" I remember hearing that a lot in the late
Every financial calculation that you make is influenced by your expectations for future inflation: how much to borrow, where to put your savings, and whether your last raise was a
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