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Old 08-03-2015, 01:21 PM   #21
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The ratio of savings to spending is getting worse. That can't be good.

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Old 08-03-2015, 01:53 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by rayinpenn View Post
Point of order... If your income grows at the same rate as inflation you've neither gained or lost ground...

$300k earning zero interest is a mistake...
Agree but you overlooked this part:

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....Hypothetical 2 yr scenario:....

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Old 08-04-2015, 01:53 PM   #23
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Thanks all for the feedback... It has given a better understanding of how inflation works. I perpetually find the issue confusing, particularly since the expenses haven't really gone up much - but it is true, i may not be spending it on some truly inflation-measured things. It is a hypothetical scenario - in actuality, I do have my money in investments that have earned around 4.5% (avg yearly) so far. With the amount that I have been spending for the past 2 years, I have nearly the same balance that I had 2 years ago which, i'm afraid, isn't good

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