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Does "2.75%" mean 2.75% return + CPI inflation? Taxable of course.
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Originally Posted by tightasadrum View Post
Does "2.75%" mean 2.75% return + CPI inflation? Taxable of course.
The 2.75% means real return. The CPI is basically tacked onto your principle so you are getting 2.75% + CPI. TIPS are generally held in non-taxed accounts because of the "phantom income" which sounds mysterious but you don't have to worry about it unless you hold TIPS in taxable accounts.

Here is a link with more info: Individual - TIPS In Depth
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