The easiest way for me to think about inflation is how much I can buy of a certain good for $100.
Over a 20-year period, a $100 bill today is worth roughly half in the future at 3% inflation.
Inflation tends to sneak up on us. However, I recently experienced a shocking bout of inflation. My haircut used to cost $31, now it costs $38. That is a 22% price hike!
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