Inflation is a serious issue, and many people are not prepared for it. It can have an enormous impact on your life. In this blog, we’ll discuss how inflation affects our lives, why it’s important to protect your assets from inflation, and how to do so with these tips:
Why Inflation Is Important
Inflation is a term that refers to the rising cost of goods and services. It’s measured by looking at the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures how much prices have increased over time. Inflation affects your financial decisions in many ways:
For example, if you’re saving for retirement or college costs, inflation will eat away at your savings over time–so it’s important to invest wisely so that you can keep up with rising costs without losing money on fees and taxes!
How To Protect Your Wealth
There are ways to protect your assets from inflation. You can get real estate exposure, consider a reverse mortgage and plan ahead for inflation with these tips:
Avoiding Inflation – If you do not want to invest in property or other assets that will increase in value due to inflation, then you should avoid putting your money into stocks or bonds which have historically been affected by it, saysVincent Camarda. Instead invest in assets that do not increase in value over time like cash and gold bullion (if you can afford it).
Defining Your Price Anchor Point – This refers to creating an anchor point which will help determine whether something is cheap or expensive when compared against other similar items; this could be based on quality or price per quantity among other factors such as age etc.
To determine your price anchor point:
- Look at last year’s spending statistics for these categories (or use this link). If there are no statistics available from previous years, use whatever data is available–you can always adjust later based on how accurate it turns out to be!
- Subtract any taxes paid on those purchases from the total cost of goods purchased; this will give us an estimate of how much money we actually spent during the year without taking into account taxes or subsidies/rebates applied by governments or companies selling products at reduced prices (e.g., coupons).
Get Real Estate Exposure
One of the best ways to hedge against inflation is by investing in real estate, according toVincent Camarda. Real estate is an asset that you can sell for cash in the future, which will help you protect your wealth from inflation. The more expensive homes are today, the higher they’ll be priced tomorrow. This means that if you buy a house now and hold onto it for several years or decades down the road, then sell it when prices have gone up significantly (which they always do), then not only will you have increased your net worth but also gained some protection from rising costs due to inflation over time.
Consider A Reverse Mortgage
A reverse mortgage is a loan that allows you to convert some or all of your home equity into cash. The amount of money you get depends on how much equity you have in your home, and how many people will be living there in the future. You don’t have to make any monthly payments on a reverse mortgage; instead, when you die or move out (or both), the lender gets