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December 8, 2022

Financials Matter

"It's Not Just About Finance"

How Stealth Inflation “Snickers” at You

Stealth Inflation is a fancy way of saying how you lose money every year from the declining purchasing power of your dollar.

It also proves how government numbers are manipulated to keep you in the dark.  Literally.

The word stealth is often defined as secretive, clandestine, or something you don’t notice.  Inflation?  We all know what it means.

Most manufacturers are in on the government game of lying and deception.  And if you haven’t noticed it, here’s proof:

In 2014, a 4 pack of Snickers bars weighed 232 grams.  Today, the same 4 pack costs about the same as it did in 2014.  On the surface it seems that Snickers bars haven’t gone up in price.  However, the same 4 pack weighs 162 grams.  That means you are getting nearly 30% LESS for the same money.

In dollars that translates to you paying $4.00 for something that should be priced at $2.80.

Apply the same formula to a box of cereal, a can of soup, and 90% of everything else you consume on a regular basis and you’ll figure out why your dollar doesn’t go as far as it used to.

Or, as my friend Mike says:  “There’s too much month left at the end of the money.”

It’s difficult to combat stealth inflation (or any other inflation) when you don’t even know it exists.

That’s why we, at Financial$ Matter, do what we do.  We know how corrupt things are behind the curtain on Wall Street. (Our 108+ years of experience speaks for itself).  But we also believe that you need to know how the subtle things (stealth inflation) affect you AND the markets.

And for the cost of a couple of lattes you’ll get more than can imagine (HERE).

 

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