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Historically, inflation runs about 3-4%. So you could rerun your numbers at 4 & 6% rate of return.

However, inflation is a personal thing. For example, the cost of milk has gone up about 40-50% this past year. But if you're lactose intolerant, you're not buying milk anyway. Cost of college up 25% but you don't have kids/nieces/nephews to take care of, no problem.

JLC
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