How to Beat Inflation in Your Retirement Plan

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Those who are ready to focus on their retirement investments have plenty of things they’ll have to consider. One of the most important is inflation. Just think about it: a person who simply put $50 away in 1950 in hopes of having the same purchasing power today would be sadly disappointed. This makes it imperative for those who are focused on investing to find a way to protect themselves from rising inflation.

Companies have a unique way of adapting to market conditions, and this makes stocks ideal for inflation protection. A publicly traded company has the ability to raise their prices while still maintaining profits. This is why the stock market has historically kept up with the rate of inflation. In fact, over longer periods of time, stocks have actually surpassed inflation rates.

Gold is another commodity that’s largely considered to be inflation proof. There are always going…

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