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Articles About Inflation
October 09, 2016
7 Things You Could Buy For $1 in 1950
If you’re curious how far $1 really used to go, check out this list of seven things you could get for a buck back in 1950.
July 05, 2016
5 Things Americans Spend All Their Money On These Days
No matter how much money you make, it never feels like enough.
February 03, 2016
A Reason to Feel Good: Economic ‘Misery Index’ Is Lowest in Decades
It's tough to be too optimistic in today's economy, but by one measure, we're doing pretty well. The 'misery index' is the lowest it's been since the 50s.
February 01, 2016
8 Top Grossing Football Movies of All Time
Football season is almost here. Come take a look at the eight top grossing football films of all-time, unadjusted for inflation.
December 18, 2015
3 Easy Ways to Save Money on High Food Prices
No matter how low inflation may appear in headlines, it’s never enough to make you feel better about your own grocery bill.
July 20, 2015
8 American Billion Dollar Box Office Phenomenons
Here is a list of the 8 top grossing films of all time at the domestic box office when adjusted for inflation.
June 07, 2015
5 Retirement Costs That Too Many People Forget About
Accurately predicting how much money you'll need in retirement begins with a clear understanding of what your expenses might be.
June 07, 2015
How Buying That Big House Just May Ruin Your Retirement
Bigger is not always better. Lifestyle inflation is a real threat to your retirement.
May 30, 2015
From Farm to Table: 6 Reasons Why Food Costs So Damn Much
May saw the largest increase in food prices since August 2011; we break down the causes of the most recent price hikes, from the farm to your table.
May 24, 2015
5 States Where $100 Will Buy The Most
$100 isn't exactly a lot these days, but depending on where you live, its value can increase. Here are the five states where $100 will get you the furthest.
May 22, 2015
CPI Numbers Say Consumer Prices Jumped in April
Inflation is like a monetary poltergeist, ghostly and supernatural in essence, but very real and potentially destructive in effect.
May 05, 2015
Is This Why You Are Not Making Money in the Stock Market?
Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to investing; it’s quite costly.
April 29, 2015
3 Signs the Middle Class Needs Help
The middle class and everyone else not dining on caviar keep falling further behind on wealth accumulation.
April 24, 2015
Here’s Why U.S. Income Inequality Won’t Be an Easy Fix
Despite the massive changes the United States has experienced in the last century, the elastic band of income equalization has begun to snap back.
March 13, 2015
Top 10 Most Expensive States to go to College
New research shows that the cost of obtaining a degree could receive a more modest inflation rate, but plenty of schools across the nation still come with large price tags.
March 12, 2015
Why the Fed Can’t Stop Deflation in the U.S.
The U.S. has joined Europe in deflation mode, and it's not clear the Fed can do anything about it.
March 03, 2015
3 Investment Rules to Get You Through Uncertain Markets
Allow your disciplined, rules-based approach to guide you through short-term market volatility.
February 26, 2015
How Does Yellen Reveal Gas Prices as America’s Double-Edged Sword?
What news did Yellen have from the Federal Reserve on inflation, the job market, and the energy industry?
February 15, 2015
What Kind of Retirement Can $1 Million Get You?
One million dollars is a lot of money, but it might not be enough to get you through a comfortable retirement.
February 11, 2015
Why You Have No Reason to Fear the Fed
One day, the Federal Reserve’s long-running stimulus will end –- and that provokes a lot of investor anxiety. Fortunately, those fears are overblown.
December 14, 2014
Americans Are Flunking This Retirement Quiz. Can You Pass It?
Put your investment knowledge to the test with this retirement quiz.
December 08, 2014
Meat Prices are at Record Highs, and It’s Not Going to Change
Food prices, and beef in particular, are reaching for the stratosphere. What's behind the dramatic price increase?
November 25, 2014
5 Ways to Avoid Lifestyle Inflation
Does your lifestyle seem to be getting more and more expensive? Here's how to stop that problem.
November 22, 2014
Millennials: Forgive Us, for We Have Student Debt
Someone needs to atone for the sins of student debt, but a large number of millennials believe it won’t be them.
November 12, 2014
3 Easy Ways To Diversify Your Portfolio
A well-managed portfolio follows strategies to guard against rising inflation and market volatility.
November 11, 2014
10 Low-Cost ETFs to Invest in Right Now
Exchange-traded funds are attractive investments due to their low costs, low risks, and tax efficiency.
November 07, 2014
3 Strategies Average Investors Should Avoid
While investment tips are a dime a dozen these days, implementing a negligent strategy can cost you years of underperformance.
November 04, 2014
5 Reasons Why the War on Poverty Feels Like a Losing Battle
Poverty does not appear to be waving the white flag anytime soon.
November 02, 2014
Middle Class 20 Percent Poorer in Just 20 Years
A new study shows that the American middle class has seen their wealth erode 20 percent over the past three decades. What's happening, and can it be stopped?
October 31, 2014
3 Popular Myths About Saving for College
Paying for college is one of the heaviest financial burdens weighing on families.