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 I'd like to address the concept of inflation.  We know that saving money and investing it at say 5% over many years will make us a millionaire but if the inflation rate is 4% and we pay taxes on our investment profit, we really are earning nothing on our money.  To make a real 5% return, we really need to earn about 6% more than the real inflation rate.
Don   02/19/2011

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 This is ture, but earning a sustained 11% return is difficult.  Still, if we don't try we are guaranteed to lose.
Don2202/19/2011
 There are things we can do to preserve our savings in an inflationary economy.  Real Estate is one, owning a business is another.  Actually owning any solid property, whether it is land, rental property, gold, stocks, a small business, etc. should minimize the inflation penalty.  Owning bonds or cash is bad in an inflationary economy.
Don02/19/2011
 Diversification is important in a stable or in an inflationary economy.  The important thing is to predict the future and then select an investment strategy suitable for your prediction.
Don2202/19/2011

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 Gas is going up, don't buy a guzzler!
Don   02/22/2011


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 Income taxes are due in only a few weeks.  Time to get started.  Don't wait until the last day and then forget a deduction!
Pat   02/22/2011

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