Gold Standard

I had talked with Beck’s brother Kevin a week or two ago about precious metals — he’s got some convictions about the economy and finances that I don’t necessarily share, but he got me to thinking. And that thinking was about gold.

I’ve never owned any gold before, despite pondering that off and on over the years. The price tag is high, and I always thought it was a bit of a hassle to get it — ya know, an ounce at a time, and finding someone that will sell it without attaching a vacuum to your wallet.

Kevin told me about American Eagles, and I learned that they are available as bullion coins in as little as 1/10th of an ounce. That solved the price tag issue, making it easy to pick up a little every couple of weeks or so. And then he pointed me to a pretty decent dealer in town. Having no other irrational reservations, Darla and I picked up a little bit of gold with change that had been collecting around the house.

Watch out world, we’re cornering the gold market, 1/10th of an ounce at a time! Mwahahahaha! 🙂