Higher prices and inflation are all over the headlines and you might be wondering how concerned you should be. Unfortunately this is one of those times where you might be tempted to overreact as you try to take control of a situation. It makes us think of when someone is diagnosed with cancer- yes there are instances where you need to immediately treat it, but there are also cases where it’s best to not take any drastic measures and instead just monitor the situation. We want to avoid the kneejerk reaction and the ‘just do something!’ mindset, when instead there are other steps we should be taking. So that’s what we’re talking about today- why we’re experiencing high inflation, how concerned we should be, and then the many different steps that you should consider in order to keep yourself from freaking out over inflation.
- Looking back at over 100 years worth of inflation data helps put things in perspective.
- The WSJ inflation calculator was pretty limited and Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation report might be too detailed, so pick your poison!
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