Forget Everything You Know About Inflation
If you grew up in the 1960s, '70s or '80s, you may want to forget everything you know about inflation.
It's very possible that the financial and economic conditions of your youth were an aberration in American history. Of course, this is important to how you manage your portfolio, especially a retirement portfolio.
For many decades before the aberrant period of the 1970s and '80s, the rate of inflation was about the same as today, according to data from independent economist Fritz Meyer, and investors don't think it's going higher.
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