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Special Report

Your Inflation Tool Kit

How to think about inflation, your money, and your investments.

Perhaps inflation isn’t dead after all.

Many on Wall Street expect inflation to make a comeback this year, spurred on by ongoing stimulus and pent-up post-COVID consumer demand. Furthermore, the Federal Reserve has noted that it'll allow inflation to edge above its 2% target rate temporarily before raising interest rates--and as of this writing, inflation remains below that benchmark.

In this special report, Morningstar’s experts discuss how to think about inflation today, examine your own personal inflation rate, and safeguard against inflation’s corrosive effect on your investments.

Should You Be Worried About Inflation?
And how to make inflation "personal."

How Much Should You Worry About Inflation in Retirement?
Calculating a customized inflation rate is better than using a blunt measure like CPI.

When Higher Inflation Meets Your Withdrawal Rate
While few are predicting a 1970s-style inflation spiral, it's still worth thinking through how inflation could affect your plan.

How Retirees Should Think About Inflation in 2021
Here's what to do to defend your retirement portfolio against inflation over time.

Why You Should Still Care About Inflation
Inflation hasn't been much of an issue lately, but it's still a long-term threat.

Best TIPS for You
Advice for inflation protection.

Now's the Time to Consider These Inflation Protection Strategies
Diversified real asset can enhance a portfolio built for the long run.

The Best Inflation-Fighting Investments for Retirees
In-retirement portfolios should include a blend of inflation hedges and inflation beaters.

The Boy Who Cried Inflation
Persistent warnings about rising inflation have proved to be false alarms. Could this time be different?

The '-flations' in Finance
What is inflation, deflation, disinflation, and stagflation?

Cash as an Inflation Hedge
It fares surprisingly well, if the Federal Reserve obliges.