Articles under “inflation”

The Battle of the Tuition Bulge

When we decided to add college planning to Path, the most comprehensive financial planning service from an automated advisor, we did a deep analysis around the actual projected costs of college to help families better prepare. Today I’ll share some of the important insights we’ve surfaced to help families beat the high cost of college.

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How to Forecast Future Inflation Rates

Estimating inflation accurately is enormously important to the development of a viable financial plan.  Misforecast inflation by 1% and the plan might not be able to cover living expenses upon retirement.

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Inflation: How Should Investors Prepare for the Future?

Recent data on inflation reminds us of the famous Sherlock Holmes “dog that didn’t bark.” Despite numerous warnings from financial-market pundits that inflation is just around the corner, inflation statistics remain benign and surveys of inflation expectations suggest that price-level expectations are well contained.  So what is the outlook for inflation? Are there reasons for

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What Role Should Bonds Play in Your Investment Portfolio?

According to a recent report by the Bank of International Settlements the amount of global debt passed an ignominious milestone last year, rising from $70 trillion in mid-2007 to over $100 trillion by the middle of 2013. Global borrowing has soared since the financial crisis as central banks suppress interest rates to spur growth and

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