Now Even the Wall Street Journal is Recommending You Stockpile Food

Posted: April 25, 2008 in Your Food
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” I don’t want to alarm anybody, but maybe it’s time for Americans to start stockpiling food. No, this is not a drill. … Stocking up on food may not replace your long-term investments, but it may make a sensible home for some of your shorter-term cash. Do the math. If you keep your standby cash in a money-market fund you’ll be lucky to get a 2.5% interest rate. Even the best one-year certificate of deposit you can find is only going to pay you about 4.1%, according to And those yields are before tax. … Meanwhile the most recent government data shows food inflation for the average American household is now running at 4.5% a year. “
  1. canuck99 says:

    The math bears repeating. When it comes to staples like rice, beans, pasta there is absolutely no harm in picking up a little extra since the worst case is that you will not have to buy more in the future. But if prices DO keep rising you will in effect be saving yourself one consequetive iteration of food hikes (i.e. buy twice as much now… price rises 10% (save 10%) … buy the same amount … price rises 20% (save on that iteration) … etcetera).

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