A Visual Guide to Inflation

[SIZE=3]This is an excellent presentation of a complicated topic made simple for the benefit of forum members.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]Source: Mint.com[/SIZE]
[SIZE=3]Inflation. It’s bad right? When prices rise your money is worth less and nobody wants to see their hard earned cash decline in value. But what is inflation anyway and what are its root causes? Turns out the situation is not as straightforward as it first appears. In this first of a two-part series we take a look at inflation and examine the pros and cons of this important barometer of the health of the US economy.[/SIZE]