Personal Finance: It's important to remain alert to threat of unchecked inflation
Last week we looked at how inflation is measured. This week, we discuss why it is so important to remain vigilant to the threat it poses if left unchecked. We previously defined inflation as the rate at which the general level of prices in the economy rises over time, or the rate of decline in the buying power ...
Chris Hopkins, CFA, is Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Barnett & Company. He is a native of Whittier, California and has lived in Chattanooga since 1988. He began his career in finance in 1998, following twenty years in manufacturing management. Chris joined Barnett & Company in 2004. He served for twelve years an adjunct professor of Finance at UTC, and writes a weekly column for the Chattanooga Times Free Press on finance and economics. He is currently president of the CFA Society of East Tennessee, and is a member of the North Carolina and South Carolina CFA Societies as well as the National Association for Business Economics. He presently serves as city council representative on the Chattanooga fire and police pension board, and is member of the finance committee for the AIM Center. Chris holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) professional designation. He received Bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Economics from California State University at Fullerton, and earned his MBA from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
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