KEY TAKEAWAYS After last year’s economic shocks, we shouldn’t be surprised to see prices rebounding. But the potential for inflation is one among many factors investors take into account when agreeing on a price at which to trade. A look at headlines … [Read more...] about ‘Everything Screams Inflation.’ How to Interpret the Headlines.
When the prices of goods and services increase over time, consumers can buy fewer of them with every dollar they have saved. This erosion of the real purchasing power of wealth is called inflation. Inflation is an important element of investing. In many cases, the reason for saving today is to … [Read more...] about The Impact of Inflation
In ancient Roman times, there was an elder by the name of Cato who said: Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses This applies today even more so than it did back then. Even if you were a member of the wealthy class during Roman times, the average life expectancy was age … [Read more...] about Our Longevity and Purchasing Power
I had a newspaper delivery route when I was 10 years old delivering the “Long Island Press” - a now defunct newspaper. I had a sting ray bike with baseball cards in the spokes and because I delivered everyday without fail, the kickstand wore out. So as I pedaled, my pedal would constantly hit the … [Read more...] about Retirees Nemesis: Inflation
We are once again in a rain drought in New Jersey - an annual event. Thankfully, we have not had a "drought" in the stock market for several years. For each of these occurrences, planning is needed. This helps investors be prepared rather than have to repair their portfolios. As retirement income … [Read more...] about How to Survive This and Future Droughts
Graduation is upon us and I am having a difficult time with the reality that my daughter Julianne is graduating from college this month. I am proud to say that she is graduating from Notre Dame with a business degree, is planning the next stage of her life and looking forward to a new job in the … [Read more...] about Protect Yourself from the High Cost of Living Increases