You’re Being Robbed … You Just Don’t Know It

For retirees especially, inflation risk should always be a top concern in your financial plan.

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If you’re wondering whether you should be concerned about rising inflation and what it could do to your purchasing power in retirement, the answer, of course, is yes.

And not just right now, but always.

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Ted Thatcher, Investment Adviser
President, Pine Brook Financial

Ted Thatcher is the president of Pine Brook Financial and a Financial Adviser. As a holistic financial planner, he assesses his clients’ financial standings and retirement outlooks. Then, with integrity and transparency, he makes recommendations always with his client’s needs in mind. Ted also serves as president of the Redding, California, and Medford, Oregon, chapters of the American Financial Education Alliance. When he isn’t behind his desk, Ted enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, and cheering on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.