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Subject:  Re: Calculating potential account growth & infla Date:  9/19/2007  11:31 AM
Author:  VikingErik Number:  4403 of 5088

There is a distinction between inflation and increases in the cost of living.

For example, the average price of a house has increased pretty steadily over the last couple of decades, but so has the size.



Good point. There's monetary inflation, and there's "lifestyle inflation". Fifteen years