posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 08:37 PM
reply to post by Pinktip
Well you probably want to do both but I shouldn't be offering financial advice because I'm no expert so take it for what its worth I suppose.
If the Fed hikes interest rates and you have money in the bank you'll be making quite a bit of interest off your money (depends how much). But you
also have to consider if there will be a run on your bank which might make it go broke, you could lose everything. Also if inflation takes over your
money will be worth squat.
However, I doubt the fed will raise interest rates, it's probably a 50/50 chance. The best thing one can do to protect their money against
inflation is buy any commodity (Silver is probably best right now) you can do this in bullion, coins, or whatever. Make sure you receive it
physically though! You can also purchase other currencies like the Yen, Euro, New Zealand Dollar etc.
Remember your dollars aren't going to be worth any more outside the bank than inside, unless the bank fails.
If you still have your mortgage with quite a bit of debt on it, it would probably be wise to start paying more off, if you can that is. Don't
sacrifice food or gas money, education, or anything like that. In any situation the less debt you have the better, especially when interest rates go
up, if they do that is.
Peter Schiff offers good advice and he understands this more than I do so I'd listen to him.
Personally, if I had say 5000 bucks to spare in the bank, I'd probably take half and buy a mixture of silver, Yens, & Euros, just in case. Don't
panic though, I think we'll get through this alright, the world wont end just because the dollar collapses.