Well, I got basically a question about economics of our world, I hope I'm wrong in my assumptions, because it's pretty ugly and I'm really hope it's more about me being wrong than it's actually the truth. So...:
What does inflation actually means when we talk about savings? For example, If Joe works his ass off and makes some savings in US dollars and puts them in the bank. So say Joe's savings are about \$100,000 and he decides to transfer them to his kid's bank account so when his kid grows up his kid could take the money. But, as I understand it, this \$100,000 won't be the same \$100,000 in about 20 years, when Joe's kid has grown up and wants to take the money. Instead he would get much less than \$100,000, because each year the inflation will eat out by at least 1.5% (avg. for my opinion for Western countries) of this money. Is this really how it is?
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