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Inflation and Your Dollars 

Inflation and Your Dollars

Some people remember the “good old days” when gasoline prices were as low as 50¢ per gallon. Some even recall when a can of soda cost 45¢. Realistically speaking, prices tend to rise over time—sometimes steadily and sometimes not so steadily. In the years ahead, inflation will most likely decrease the purchasing power of your money, which means that during retirement your dollars will buy less than they do today.

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Surveying the Economic Horizon 

Surveying the Economic Horizon

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When weather forecasts turn out wrong, we usually can make alternate plans that have little consequence in the larger scheme of life’s events. In contrast, when economic forecasts disappoint, the consequences may be more significant. Nevertheless, making decisions about your financial future involves some guesswork, and an educated guess—even with elements of uncertainty—may be a better alternative than traveling into the future with no forecast at all.

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Understanding Interest Rates and Your Financial Situation 

Understanding Interest Rates and Your Financial Situation

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When discussing bank accounts, investments, loans, and mortgages, interest is an important concept to understand. In financial terms, interest is the price paid for the temporary use of someone else’s funds, and an interest rate is the percentage of a sum borrowed that is attributable to interest. Whether you are a lender, a borrower, or both, it is important to consider how changing interest rates may affect your financial decision making.

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