Property, financial markets and ‘things’ have been getting more and more expensive in terms of most of the paper currencies on the planet, which means that, unless your salary is going up by at least as much or you’re making money from investments, in reality you are getting poorer every day. This is only going to get worse. Any money you have is gradually being destroyed. If you have any savings in the bank, you are losing real wealth every day, and losing more than you think. This is one of the many reasons people are feeling poorer without really understanding why.