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The Your Life, Your Money Podcast helps you thrive in life, wealth and retirement. The show is designed to navigate the complexities around money, building and securing wealth, and achieving financial independence. Scott Sierens, financial advisor at Sierens Financial Group, will provide thoughts, strategies, and ideas on each episode to help you make smart and sound financial decisions. The goal is to take complex financial subjects and make them simple and easy to understand so you can feel confident to take action, enjoy life, and eliminate financial stress and anxiety.

Scott, along with guests from across various industries, will cover topics such as tax savings strategies, investment and wealth management, IRAs, 401(k)s, retirement planning, income strategies, pensions, estate planning, social security, healthcare, and much more.

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Nov 4, 2021

Inflation has been in the news a lot lately, but what is inflation exactly and how might it affect your financial future? We’ll explain the ins and outs and pros and cons of this much talked about topic.


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What we discuss on this episode: 

2:12 – What is inflation? 

5:20 – Examples of inflation

6:53 – Negative sides

8:37 – Positive sides

9:41 – Hedge inflation

10:29 – Inflation and market returns

13:26 – Your income plan