Recent news about inflation has made it clear—it’s crept into nearly every aspect of our lives, from the cost of groceries to the price of housing. Seniors are even receiving a nearly 6% increase in their Social Security benefits next year as a result. One place that seniors could see the impact of inflation? Inflation could cause their hard-earned savings to lose buying power.
According to CNBC, 71% of retirement-age seniors have concerns about inflation’s effect on their savings. A dip in the stock market as a result of the coronavirus could cause their savings to drop, but in addition, inflation could cause these funds to cover less than they could have before.
Talking to a financial advisor is a good idea for retirees who are concerned about their savings. They can give advice on how to stretch these funds farther and how to continue investing even in retirement.
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