How Panflation Can Hurt Your Finances

Every once in a while, I stumble upon a word describing something that is stuck in my head. You may not have heard of it, but I swear it’s a real thing and this time you not only are going to hear me say it, you are going to be living it! The word is “panflation”!

Hands holding money losing value which is what happens during pandemic inflation, or panflation

What is it? Panflation was a term first coined in 2012 by The Economist, an international weekly newspaper printed in London, England, and originally it referred to the inflation of everything. That was before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Why “Now Thinking” Is Required Now, Not Later!

Many years ago, I remember seeing an Albert Brooks movie comedy in which the phrase “that’s now thinking” was used to describe someone’s thoughts and actions in dealing with a problem. If you don’t know about Albert Brooks and his incredible comedic mind, look him up.

To recover from this pandemic and prepare for any future disasters, you need to employ now thinking. Don't put off what you need to do now.

I’m certain you’ll appreciate the humor even though it may be somewhat dated in the 2021 world. But one thing that isn’t dated is his turning the phrase about “now thinking”. Now thinking was and still is a requirement in your life if you want to solve problems and face up to reality. In fact, now is the time and the method to solve problems, even financial ones that you face.

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Celebrating Super Saving Tips’ Blogiversary #7

Every May for the past seven years I have been making note of the blog’s birthday bash. Well, it’s not exactly a bash, but I am celebrating mainly because I never actually thought it would last this long. Seven may be “childlike” in life, but it’s a long time in blog years.

Just a note and a thank you as Super Saving Tips celebrates blogiversary #7.

It’s kind of a funny thing really the way it has all unfolded over the years. It started out for me as just something to do, you know to make me feel productive in retirement and to share a little knowledge that I had accumulated over 40+ years at work plus life in general. But that slowly morphed and changed into something else for me and I hope for you, too.

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Warning: What Warren Buffett Says About Rising Inflation Matters

If you didn’t believe me or you didn’t want to believe me, then perhaps you will believe Warren Buffett about rising inflation. It really was inevitable and although I’d like to take credit for being one of the very first and only ones talking about the danger of inflation returning to the world economy, the truth is that it had to happen.

I've been talking about rising inflation for months, but now that Warren Buffett is talking about it, consider it a warning and be prepared.

With the economy suffering so much and so many businesses going down and under, there was only one way to see the course that would come when things started to open up and return to normal: Inflation from new higher wholesale and retail prices!

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Why Future Shock Is So Scary and What You Can Do About It

Back in 1970, Alvin Toffler wrote a best-selling book entitled “Future Shock”. The book is about our present. But that present was based in a world of 1970 and the author’s theories on what our future would be like.

Future shock is what happens when we're overwhelmed by change. That can be scary, but there is something you can do about it...plan ahead!

Future shock is about what happens to those who are overwhelmed by change. Change affects our products, communities, organizations, and even our patterns of friendship and love. Fifty plus years later, we are still experiencing future shock and we are no better off at dealing with it today, so long after Tolliver first coined that phrase. That’s because our future is very scary. It always has been, and it always will be. But why is that?

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How 10 Productive Minutes Can Change Your World

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Sometimes you need to just stop your work and take a deep breath. Like when you have a problem that’s pretty serious. It could be a job problem or it could be a family problem. It could be a money problem or a health problem, or any combination of these that are causing you to just stress out and feel like nothing is going right. That’s why taking a deep breath and taking even just a few minutes out can really help boost your productivity. How about taking ten minutes?

Ten minutes isn't much time, but by spending them wisely, you can leverage them into a more productive day. Try some of these ideas to jumpstart your life.

Ten minutes isn’t really a very long time. It’s less time than it takes to play a quarter in a pro football game. You can listen to 2½ songs on the radio in 10 minutes. It’s even less time than it takes you to read your daily e-mails. In other words, it’s just a few minutes, but oh how great it is to have such an opportunity to increase your productivity, save money, build relationships, and move forward in that brief time period. And most importantly, feel better!

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Why Take Money Advice From a 71-Year-Old Blogger?

I’m not quite sure when it happened. It definitely has a way of sneaking up on you. I’m talking about aging. The whole thing about getting older and having seen so many things over your lifetime that in some cases you don’t feel that “surprise” or even “shock” that so many inexperienced younger people feel all the time. Even though I can’t quite remember exactly when, it has happened.

Is the money advice from a 71-year-old blogger relevant to your experience?  Here's why you should give it a read.

And here’s the other amazing thing that happens when you age. You find that younger people just don’t listen to you or any warnings you extend to help them handle and soften the blows they may be about to take. That’s the hardest part for me to accept. I guess that’s the reason I have asked myself the question here: Why should anyone take money advice from a 71-year-old?

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Are You Missing Your 2020 Stimulus Check?

Now that we are into the year 2021, we have a new clean slate and that means we can start our financial recovery right now. So if you are entitled to government help via a stimulus check, then make sure you get every cent of it! If you haven’t as of yet, there is a remedy.

Are you missing your 2020 stimulus check? Here's why you might have missed it, and how to get it now with your 2020 tax return!
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To help fight the economic losses from the coronavirus impact, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued about 160 million stimulus checks (many of them $1,200 checks) for eligible Americans in the first round of economic impact payments (EIP) that began in April of 2020. Millions more payments, dubbed EIP 2 ($600 checks), started going out last December as a second round of stimulus.

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