Inflation is a persistent problem for the global economy. Central banks, like the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve, are worried that inflation will stay high for longer than they originally anticipated. The good news is that there are plenty of things you can do to protect your finances from this issue! In this blog post, we will discuss some ways you can avoid being impacted by inflation in 2018 and beyond.
Interest rates are one of the most important drivers for inflation because they place a limit on how low or high that inflation can be. When interest rates go up, it makes borrowing more expensive. That means people will spend less money which slows growth in the economy. If you have any student loans, car loans, or credit card debt, you will most likely experience this change in the form of higher monthly payments! If you are someone who likes to use loans to make big purchases like a car or house, your finances could become squeezed by inflation and interest rates provided they go up.
One way to fight against inflation is to invest in things that tend to do well in inflationary periods. For example, gold has historically done well when there is higher inflation. Stocks that are associated with commodities like oil and natural gas tend to perform better than other stocks during times of inflation because people will pay more for these goods. These types of investments should be considered as you prepare your finances for an inflationary future.
We hope that this post has shown you some ways to prepare your finances for an inflationary future! While inflation may be terrible for the economy and many people, there are still plenty of steps you can take to minimize its impact on your financial situation.
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