Is inflation always a negative? Mari was interviewed by journalist Kimberly Lankford for an article on Yahoo Finance about how inflation can actually be a plus for your finances.
Inflation can lead to higher Social Security payouts, for example, and can push up short-term interest rates, like those that govern how much you can earn on your bank and money market deposits.
Inflation can also be beneficial for people who lock in long-term interest rates on loans, like mortgages on a home. When you use a fixed-rate loan to buy an appreciating asset, like your home, the value of your investment can go up with time, while the amount you owe shrinks in inflation-adjusted terms.
That’s proof that even inflation has a silver lining, and shows how a smart financial strategy – one you design together with your financial advisor - can help you benefit even in tough economic times.
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