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<<One item to keep in mind is that the inflation rate is a mix of many items, not all
of which will pertain to everyone, so the rate should be taken with a "grain of

Not only that, but if you use the CPI (the most popular of indexes) to general an expected future inflation rate, you'll overstate your required savings. The CPI doesn't calculate the Substitution Effect of prices properly, and therefore overstates inflation.


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