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Trusted Regina Financial Advisors at Worby Wealth Management Explain Inflation

Chris Worby is a Trusted Regina based financial advisor and Wealth Management services provider. With over 20 years of experience, Worby Wealth Management has been committed to providing a high standard of financial service to individuals, families and business owners in Regina and area. Worby Wealth Management listens and provides a personalized financial plan. In their latest Worby Wealth Management Trusted Regina Financial Tip, they share details about inflation.


By Jeremiah Worby - April 2023

Inflation is when you inflate your tires with air.  Inflation is also an economic term that refers to the increase in the price of goods over time. The latter will be the focus of this article.  This increase in prices can be caused by a variety of factors, including supply and demand as well as changes in interest rates or government policy.  Inflation can make it difficult for people to plan their finances effectively because they have less purchasing power with each paycheck. 

Break it down for me

Inflation is measured using the consumer price index (CPI).  CPI is a measure of the changes in the cost of living for consumers, including food, housing, transportation, healthcare and entertainment. The CPI measures price changes for all urban consumers by calculating average expenditures for each category.

Supply and Demand

The main factors that cause inflation are supply and demand.

Supply and demand are how much of a good or service is available, and how much people want to buy at any given time.  In economics, there is only so much money in circulation (the supply).  People will spend their money on goods and services, which creates an increased demand for those goods and services – and therefore an increased price for them.

Hard to Predict

Will Tom Brady be inducted into the Hall of Fame?  Some things are easy to predict.  Inflation is not one of them as it has a big impact on the economy.  When inflation rises, it's usually because the quantity of money has increased faster than the goods and services available for purchase.  In other words, there is more money available than there are goods and services in circulation.  As a result, companies may raise their prices in order to maintain profit margins or simply keep up with rising costs associated with production.

However, if companies raise their prices too much without enough corresponding demand for their goods and services – or not enough supply of them – then inflation will decrease as people will buy less from those companies or stop buying altogether for fear that prices will continue to increase over time.  The result is often called “stagflation” (a combination of "stagnant" economic growth coupled with inflation).

Inflation can also cause decreases in employment or increases in commodity costs such as food or fuel.  This can lead consumers' purchasing power down while putting pressure on businesses' profits by reducing demand for products thus increasing unemployment across sectors.  For example: If consumers spend less time driving to go shopping due to rising gas prices, then fewer products will be sold at grocery stores or department stores which would decrease profits.


Inflation is a complex topic, and this article only scratches the surface (it will not scratch that impossible to reach spot on your back).  It’s important to understand how inflation impacts your personal finances, but it also affects businesses and governments as well.  Inflation can be hard to predict and can have a big impact on the economy.  The two main factors behind inflation are supply and demand.  Inflation is generally caused by an economy growing too quickly and demand for goods outstripping supply.

Questions regarding inflation? 

If you have questions about inflation or what you can do to fight against it, then contact Worby Wealth Management to get your questions answered and start investing today.


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The comments contained herein are a general discussion of certain issues intended as general information only and should not be relied upon as tax or legal advice. Please obtain independent professional advice, in the context of your particular circumstances.  This Blog was written, designed and produced by Jeremiah Worby and Chris Worby for the benefit of Jeremiah Worby and Chris Worby who are Financial Advisors at Worby Wealth Management, a registered trade name with Investia Financial Services Inc., and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Investia Financial Services Inc.  The information contained in this article comes from sources we believe reliable, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy or reliability.  The opinions expressed are based on an analysis and interpretation dating from the date of publication and are subject to change without notice.  Furthermore, they do not constitute an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities.  Mutual Funds, approved exempt market products and/or exchange traded funds are offered through Investia Financial Services Inc.

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