You may have heard the saying, “inflation hurts savers and benefits borrowers.”
The expression suggests that borrowers benefit from inflation because they pay back lenders with dollars’ worth less than when the money was initially borrowed. But for savers, your hard-earned dollars will lose buying power over time.
One popular way to show the “hurts savers” illustration is with retirement calculators. A fixed amount of money will lose buying power at a much faster rate if inflation averages 7% versus 1% over an extended period.
At an inflation rate of 1.98% from 2002 to 2022, $1,000 will require $1,479 to have constant purchasing power. Inflation from 2002 to 2022 totals 47.89% and 2022 is not over.
That’s one reason why we caution against using some online tools. You can plug in a set of numbers, and the results may take you by surprise. They often raise questions that need answers.
If you’re concerned about inflation, please reach out. Our team of professionals watch the trends closely, and we can help put today’s inflation in a better perspective.
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