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Inflation - Historic Impact on Investments

Inflation reduces your the purchasing power of your money. High inflation, such as what happened in the late 70's and early 80's in the United States, can devastate the value of your savings. Even moderate inflation over time can significantly impact your real purchasing power. Use this calculator to see how inflation has changed the value of the U.S. dollar, and what return you would have needed just to keep up.

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