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[ad#Content 300×250] One of the issues you have to contend with when it comes to retirement is inflation. Inflation, at its most basic, is viewed as rising prices. Inflation erodes your buying power, creating a situation in which your dollar does not go as far as it used to. If you consider that inflation has an annual rate, you can see why it would be a problem. If the rate of inflation is 3% annually,…

Gold prices have been quite high for some months, and many people are thinking that now is the time to buy. Additionally, concerns about the future of the economy have prompted many to consider physical gold as a way to get something “tangible” for money. But is physical gold really the way to go? While some physical gold may work in some investment portfolios, it is important to be wary of investing in physical gold.…

In this time of volatility, many are concerned about investing in the stock market. What some are most interested in, especially those nearing retirement, is capital preservation. Unfortunately, inflation can erode returns on cash products and even many bond investments. Indeed, if the rate of inflation exceeds your yearly return, your buying power could be eroded. If you are interested in relatively low risk investments, U.S. Treasury securities that protect against inflation might be the…