Which is better....

…high inflation and high interest rates or high inflation and low interest rates?

Ben Carlson gives some perspective on the issue (free sub may be required):

https://awealthofcommonsense.com/2022/09/interest-rates-vs-i…

Cheers!
Murph
BL Home Fool

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Which is better…

The author gave the answer!

How you feel about the current situation probably has a lot to do with your circumstances.

Money is one more asset to manage, I want to have as little cash as makes sense for my situation because cash is not productive, it is a wasting asset. Tesla is selling FSD for $15,000. Back in 1965 I could have bought three Corvette Stingrays with $15K. Today you can’t buy a single Tesla for $15K.

$100 in 1965 is worth $940.56 today
https://www.in2013dollars.com/us/inflation/1965

$5,000 1965 = $47,028 today. You can buy a Tesla with that.

The Captain
avoids debt - it comes back to bite you

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$100 in 1965 is worth $940.56 today
$5,000 1965 = $47,028 today. You can buy a Tesla with that.

>>>avoids debt - it comes back to bite you

Compare today’s Labor compensation to 1967
The Federal Min Wage in 1967 was $1.40 which would be $13.20 today. It is only today’s tight labor market that has begun to bring hourly wages up to an equivalent after 55 years.

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