Property investments and inflation

By Linda Sanders In Money

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10th November, 2012
‘No one ever factors in the effects of inflation,” writes correspondent Delys Reed. Over the past 40 years, Reed continues, this has devalued people’s savings to a fraction of the money’s original purchasing power relative to the nominal sum invested. Last week I wrote about interest rates in response to points Reed raised. This week I deal with the rest of her questions, which focus on inflation. “As I see it, this is how many businesses make their money. For example, about 10 years ago a friend bought a funeral-in-advance for $3500. When she died recently, the funeral actually cost ...

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