Financial Advisor Jay Tyner Explains The Truth About Inflation
Financial Advisor Jay Tyner discusses fears of inflation and how it could affect retirement planning.
Greensboro, NC – February 13, 2013 – Jay Tyner, President and Founder of Semmax Financial Group, recently explained inflation, its historical effect on the economy and how it affects our retirement planning today. Mr. Tyner explains:
Inflation is a multi-dimensional thing. It is not just the increase in prices. Most Americans would agree that their view of inflation has to do with the prices of certain items and if the prices of those items they buy most frequently are up from the prior year – then they are dealing with the effects of inflation.
Price Inflation hurts retirement because most retirees live off a fixed income, so it is especially painful if the interest rates available from safe investments and bank-offered savings plans are low. It is a classic case of, “costs are up and revenue is flat.” However, there is a lot more to it.
Monetary Inflation is a whole different type of inflation. It is a simple inflation to track because it simply means the Government is asking the Federal Reserve to print more money. They are asking to inflate the amount of money available. This idea is, in historical terms, relatively new monetary inflation started during the Kennedy Administration and has been a steady policy in Washington since it started, regardless of political party. Democrats have inflated money supply just as the Republicans have inflated the money supply. And you know what? We, as Americans, like it. More money around equals more prosperity … As long as the money holds its value.
Monetary inflation likely played a key role in the decision to abandon the gold standard in the US, on August 15, 1971, leading to the “Nixon Shock”. In essence, the change to a floating exchange rate in the US represented a form of reset for our own currency right here in the United States.
What does this mean to us today? Mr. Tyner continued:
The debate will continue to rage on because although history says one thing you cannot ignore the following and very recent financial report:
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The CPI (Consumer Price Index), out Friday, sizes up prices paid by consumers. It’s expected to fall 0.2% for November.
Even the so-called “core” CPI, which omits prices for food and fuel, is expected to rise just 0.1%. This suggests possible deflation and not inflation at all even at a time where the amount of Government debt is reaching nearly unbelievable levels and the Federal Reserve is running the printing press 24/7.
The important thing to consider is the possibility of inflation and, more specifically, what are you doing with your finances to manage that possibility? If you don’t have a plan of action, you may consider some amount of your retirement money positioned to grow with inflation. For long term planning, it is likely a good idea since prices tend to go up over time.
With offices located in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, NC, Tyner can be reached at 336-856-0080 or www.semmax.com.
About Jay Tyner:
President and founder of Greensboro, NC based Semmax Financial Group, Inc., Jay Tyner, RFC, brings 20 years of experience helping retirees and pre-retirees structure financial security. Tyner’s approach to retirement planning differs greatly from most financial planners who strive to get their clients TO retirement; Jay Tyner’s focus is to get his clients THROUGH retirement by providing a complete financial plan that utilizes strategies unique to each client’s needs to successfully get them through 25+ years of retirement.
Semmax Financial Group is a full-service wealth management firm committed to serving the complex financial needs of today’s retirees and pre-retirees; providing active financial investment management services, competitive insurance solutions and income tax planning.
Best-selling author of the book “Tsunami Proof Your Retirement”, Tyner’s approach to retirement planning is conservative and in high demand as he is regularly broadcast on television and published in numerous local and national media including: ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, CNBC, the Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Washington Post, the Street, USA Today and many others. Tyner co-hosts a weekly radio show, “Financial Safari” on 94.5 Rush Radio, WSJS 600 AM, and WTRU 830AM & 97.7FM as the North Carolina Triad’s local trusted financial advisor.