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Mike Maloney On The Greatest Wealth Transfer In History

I received a link to this video not too long ago with Mike Maloney of goldsilver.com talking about the soon to come greatest wealth transfer in history. Check it out.

Gold has become very expensive over the last few years, so I like silver. Silver, while getting more and more expensive, is still affordable and regular people still have the opportunity to build up a small stock pile as a hedge against whatever may happen.

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Diversify Your Savings with Gold

I have been learning about gold recently. Gold has been used as money since before recorded history. In more modern times it became easier to carry paper money and less valuable coins to pay for goods and services, but the money was still backed by gold and silver. I actually have an old $1 bill that bears the words “Silver Certificate”. In 1971 President Nixon took the US off the gold standard changing American currency to fiat currency.

From Wikipedia: “Fiat money achieves value because a government accepts it in payment of taxes and says it can be used within the country as a “tender” (offering) to pay all debts.”

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