Inflation. How to protect your wealth against it.

Inflation, How the Government Secretly Steals Your Nest Egg

We are experiencing dramatic inflation recently in the pricing of everything from gas to lumber. A quick trip to any home improvement store will confirm this. “U.S. consumer prices are now the highest in 13 years, rising 5.4% over the past year — the sharpest 12-month inflation spike since 2008”.Source;

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The Silent Thief

Inflation is the silent thief, a hidden tax that quietly and unsuspectingly steals your net worth over time. Taxation, printing money, and inflation all benefit the government at your expense, silently making the purchasing power of your dollar less. Inflation is the decrease in the purchasing power of your money over time. If you earn a dollar today and place it under your mattress, the purchasing power of that dollar over time will erode. This is why the price of a typical family car in 1950 was $2,210, and today it’s over $25,000. Holding cash over time erodes its purchasing power dramatically. How you approach inflation can mean the difference between making money and being wealthy.

There are two ways inflation occurs: Cost-Push and Demand-Pull.

Cost-Push Inflation

Costs keep rising stemming from an increase in the cost of production, (labor, raw materials, energy, oil), so even if demand is stagnant or dropping, inflation will result.

Demand-Pull Inflation

This is due to the increase in demand, the upward pressure on prices that follows a shortage in supply, where too many dollars are chasing too few goods. Demand-pull inflation is generally caused by an expanding economy, an increase in government spending, or foreign growth.

The Consumer Price Index

The most common traditional measure of inflation in use is the Consumer Price Index (CPI). As a barometer of the rate of inflation, it measures and monitors the average increase in a group of commonly used consumer products and consumables. But the CPI does not reflect the rising costs of healthcare, education or the stock market for example, so considerable inflation occurs that is not reflected in the government CPI numbers. Nonetheless, real inflation is occurring in other areas of the economy that is not reported in the CPI. This is one way the government puts a positive spin on an inflation-ravaged economy.

“Inflation is the only form of taxation that can be levied without any legislation” — Milton Friedman

Almost Every Government Spends More Than It Earns:

If the US, Japan, and Europe were individuals, they would be in bankruptcy court as each has been spending irresponsibly for many decades. The only way they survive is by austerity, or the cutting back on the spending, (which very rarely happens), or through the increase in taxation, which is usually the case.

Hidden Taxation via Inflation

But the government has another devious, hidden way to pay their debts, and it’s called inflation. The government term for this is called “quantitively easing” — a purposefully confusing term that means “the printing of money.” When a government cannot pay its debts, it borrows money by issuing a bond. As these interest and payments become due, the government simply prints more money to pay off this debt. This increases the money supply and the government becomes debt-free and may continue to spend irresponsibly.

Your Disappearing Dollar

The result of the government printing money is disastrous. The money that citizens have saved is now worth less than the day before, and market prices rise to accommodate the new devalued dollar. So, every dollar that was printed makes every dollar in circulation worth less as the government has debased the value of the savings and currency of its citizens. Since most citizens do not understand how this works, they fall prey to this government theft and the government spending continues.

Back Your Savings with Physical Gold

Because gold is in limited supply in nature and has remained in demand since time began, and it cannot be controlled by any government, gold is the only physical check on inflation. With inflation on the rise and unbridled monetary easing (the printing of money) by the Fed, many are looking to gold as the eternal safe haven for prudent investors. Backing your wealth with physical gold is the most effective way to stave off the hidden tax of inflation. And this is exactly what a FIDIS Gold Standard Account does.

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The Prudent Inflation Hedge

“We have gold because we cannot trust governments” — President Herbert Hoover

When your wealth is backed by physical gold, you are not susceptible to inflation — the erosion of the spending power of your paper money. Over the years, prudent investors have looked to gold as a hedge against inflation and fiat currency. The FIDIS Gold Standard Account allows you to secure your wealth by placing yourself on the gold standard, where your every deposit is backed by physical gold.

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Malik Qamza

Malik Qamza


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