Tag Archive: money

  1. Why Are People Worrying About Deflation?

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    Deflation is a general decline in prices. For anyone who has been struggling to make ends meet that may not sound all bad. In fact, it’s not always bad. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, between 1876 and 1879, prices in the United States fell by about 5 percent per year, on average, while the economy grew at a 7.6 percent clip.

    The UK is often considered to have been the hardest hit during this period, losing some of its large industrial lead over the economies of Continental Europe. The average rate of growth grew at just 1.75-2.25 percent, reflecting the growing pace of industrialisation and technological progress. (more…)

  2. Retirees: Don’t leave joy in the Bank

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    When you have retired, your goal is to expire before your bank account does. The easiest way, of course, is to take up juggling hatchets. 

    A more moderate solution, however, is to try and  figure out how much you can withdraw each year – a tricky calculation at best, since you know neither what you’ll earn in any given year, nor what the rate of inflation will be, nor how long you’ll live.


  3. The Markets

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    This Saturday, the 14th September, will see the running of the St Leger at Doncaster, which of course is the horse end of the rhyme “sell in May and go away, and don’t come back until St Leger Day.” As an investment rhyme it is about as reliable as trying to bet on the winner itself.