Given the current economy in the United States, particularly in South Dakota, we are likely to see a rise in inflation, the general rise of the price level of the economy, in the next five to ten years. Essentially, that means that one dollar today is not going to be worth as much in five to ten years, because the prices of anything you buy (a house, a business, or a gallon of gas) will continue to rise. The main question this leads to for each individual or business is, what should I do to protect myself from inflation? Here are a few ideas: