posted on Nov, 16 2009 @ 01:21 AM
Originally posted by korath
Nobody wants your stupid useless metal when the SHTF.
Of course not.
They want things they can use.
Everyday items are most useful in a shtf situation.
What happens after that?
Will you be able to keep all of your savings and retirement money in MRE's and ammo?
What if you have a quarter million dollar retirement fund to protect? Are you going to cash it in, take the penalties and pay the taxes just so you
can stock up on toilet paper and knives?
You might try rolling it over into precious metals or gold stocks.
Gold has been around for thousands of years.
It has been used in just about every culture since the Sumerians.
It holds value in excess of what you can eat or use for tools.
Nobody expects you to survive with gold. They just see it as another tool in the effort to hold on to some of the value we've worked so hard for all
of our lives.
Just to be clear, If you have less than 10,000 in excess money then you don't really need gold. If you have a few thousand then silver might be a
good bet. If you've been saving all of your life or have retirement funds or a nest egg that you want to protect, gold should be a part of what you
put it into.
It's not a cure all but it is a useful tool when used properly.