Inflation Archive

2021 embossed in a brick wall. A dollar sign foil balloon floating in front.

Last Year’s Recovery Was Good. Why Do We Feel Insecure Now?


If 2021 felt like the year that everything fell apart, well, you’re not alone in that reaction. In the following detailed analysis, senior economics writer Neil Irwin of The New York Times does a masterful job of explaining the shifting… Continue reading


Recent Rise in Inflation: Temporary or Permanent?


How each generation invests is a fascinating topic.  For instance, the generation that grew up in the Great Depression is known for over-the-top frugality. What people today might call “life hacks” often are nothing more than the way great-grandma and… Continue reading


How Rebalance Changed Its Portfolios to Manage Increased Inflation Risk


Investors of a certain age, almost all, remember the last bout we faced as a country in terms of serious inflation, back in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Those years of rising prices baked into the economy came to… Continue reading

carton of gold eggs falling. The carton says 4% Rule Nest Eggs on it.

The 4% Retirement Rule May Not Work Anymore!


Rising inflationary pressures are wreaking havoc with the longtime 4% retirement spending rule. This classic financial planning shortcut is under pressure. Check out this compelling analysis from The Wall Street Journal. Rising inflation today may suggest that the 4% rule… Continue reading