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Putting Money Beneath Your Mattress

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Putting money underneath your mattress is an investment choice (and usually, a poor one). Here, you are gambling against inflation and theft. Inflation is almost guaranteed to happen. If it doesn't and you face the extremely rare phenomenon of deflation, you may be exposed to increased risk of theft. So, you may not have to worry about financial statements and the like, but just because you hide money underneath a mattress doesn't mean you face no risk of a declining dollar.
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