I keep hearing our paper money is crap, thoughts??
Aaron: You really need to stop reading conspiracy theory nutcases online.
If things are fine, gold and silver are a speculation on commodity prices.
If paper money collapses, you're going to want guns, ammo, canned goods rather than shiny hunks of metal.
My paper money spends just fine.
Buy a few gold or silver coins, but for the long term buy high quality dividend paying stocks or rent producing real estate.
for a long term investment maybe, but gold prices fluctuate a lot.
if you buy stocks/shares in it, it's usually a better investment then physical gold, as your not paying VAT or other tax on it, just a buy/sell fee.