My 2 cents as a concerned American single parent..As a single female raising 2 children, owning a home, and working full time plus, I feel that I have to share my story of how investing in silver and gold has empowered my life. As every single parent knows, budgeting and going without are very common occurrences in the household. Working and working some more are the norm. I never thought about having money for my future let alone my children. Everyone I know told me to work on a 401, set up bonds and IRA’s, start a savings account and let my money grow. In 2007 the economy took a major turn and my dollar was steadily getting me less and less. In 2008 I lost my job and not long after that, lost my home. The government bailed out everyone but me. Every dime I had went to starting over. I started working for myself doing what I knew would bail me out since no one else would. During this process, I noticed the little bit of money I had put in a savings had made such a small amount of interest, if any, and I was becoming concerned with how much I could actually trust a bank holding my money. I wanted something "solid" I could control. I met someone who opened my eyes and made me realize how fast the dollar was dying. I couldn’t trust the banks anymore, they could crash and close their doors and I’m out of luck, not something I was willing to take a chance at. I knew the world was in trouble, I was a product of that trouble. During numerous conversations with someone who saw the world’s troubles like I did, I had to listen to other takes on the dollar and what it wasn’t doing for me anymore. So I listened about gold and silver and I thought “why not”, I could give it a try. I bought my first silver eagle in 2008, from TheEagleEmpire.net 1 oz of pure silver! I paid about $17.00 for it. I handle my silver, not a bank. It is 2 yrs later and that one silver eagle is now worth about $25 in silver content alone, and growing. That’s some interest!! Multiply that by 100 Silver Eagles. That's a gain of $800 on a $1700 investment! Silver and gold are a constant as far as I’m concerned. I have educated myself and learned as much as I can about silver and gold and I am glad I did. I’m not an avid collector of rare coins as much as I am of bullion, that’s my savings I can turn to when I need to. We’re now approaching 2011. The economy is still struggling. People are still losing their jobs and their homes. I have cut the things out of my life that I don’t need. You would be surprised what you can live without, but I can’t live without knowing my children's futures have a future. I’m still a single mom and we still have struggles but I don’t wait on the government to ”bail” me out. My bail out is in my silver and gold bullion. Even my kids are storing silver away now! Buy 1 oz. of silver and put it away, then go to your bank and do the same with one dollar. See which has grown in value in one year. Need I say more!!
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