"Unemployed for nearly a year, David Becker was relieved to land a new job in information technology last summer.Simply...by reshuffling the workforce following a period that will be remembered as credit excesses in almost all sectors.
The offer carried a price, though: It was a lower-rung job than the one Becker had lost. He had to uproot his family from Wisconsin to Nevada. And, like many formerly jobless people who find work these days, Becker is now paid far less than before — $25,000 less.
It's one of the bleak realities of the economic recovery: Even as more employers are starting to hire, the new jobs typically pay less than the ones that were lost.
In the government's data, a job is a job. More jobs point to a growing economy. But to people who used to earn $60,000, a new $40,000 job means they'll spend less — and contribute less to the recovery."
Now one has to take that into account when purchasing an asset that will have to be served for 20-30 years i.e in the shorter term (at least 2-5 years) do not count on inflation to ease the burden of debt quite on the contrary...deflation will probably hold for the foreseable future making debt a real burden.