The following is actually an EXCERPT from Glitter. Glamour. Global. Gains. Yep – we are talking GOLD!
The average person thinks like I used to, that only rich people buy gold and silver, so if they did not perceive themselves to be at least financially comfortable, then buying gold and silver was not even something to have in a conversation, let alone in a vault somewhere.
Which takes me to myth #1. Broke people cant save. My family of 4 was on a road trip recently and we stopped at the drive thru to buy food and spent in excess of $30. Do you know that if we decided to bypass that trip and prepare properly and pack a more affordable and healthier lunch, that I could have used that $30 and bought a 1oz silver bullion piece. That is what you call strategy. What is your spending plan? I bet if you look through your expenditures there are many $30 spendings you could have done differently. Strategy. I know people on food stamps and cash assistance that can find $30 of spending they could have done differently and possibly bought a piece of silver instead. Do you realize that buying a silver piece means at the end of the month you have basically SAVED that money? I have personally found, and proved it to be true in many others of my peers who do the same, and I am talking quantitative proof that exceeds 50K of us, that have accumulated gold and silver and by extention, wealth that we may not otherwise have saved had we tried to hold the same money in cash.
There is a psychology that comes with purchasing the gold and silver that takes the cash out of the spending pool and deposits it in the wealth box. At the end of the month that $30 is still in hand and guess what, if you are truly in a crisis, that silver can be converted back to cash, but that extra step to do so means we are less tempted – and in my case, not at all tempted to reach for that option to fund whatever comes up. So the month ends and now there is an accumulation of wealth that was not happening before.
So, go through your financial records, aka – your spending plan, and see where you could have re-routed money toward your wealth. Did you really need another pair of shoes? Did you really need so many meals away from home? Even if you have not put together an official budget, you still have one by default. I know a lot of people hate the word budget, but organized or not – you have been operating on a spending plan and if I look through your checking record, credit card statement and receipts in your wallet, I could easily create your budget of spending for you. What would it show? Would you see that you are giving the bank $300/month extra in overdraft fees – yes, that is a nice item to have in your budget right? Or maybe, although you didn’t pay your electric bill, that you had a dining out expense of $250 with McDonalds and Olive Garden. Now, next week we are going to talk about how to use your spending plan to create wealth, but the point is, most people blow $30 or more dollars each month, and if you were operating on an effective spending plan, you could probably find $30 to put toward your wealth.
Now here is the other part that really makes this strategy unique – gold and silver tends to be the great protector of financial worth. What do I mean by that? Well, it might be best understood with this analogy. If you are a female and tried opening a tight jar, then handed it off to a male partner who in one twist, opened the jar for you – then you have just observed how strength leads to less energy output to do the same job – right? Same thing with money. Money value is best understood via price. So if today you pay $3 for gas, then tomorrow it is $3.25, everyone will talk about how price went up – rather than the strength of the money going down. When money gets weak, it is like the female who could not open the jar. When the dollar is weak, it takes MORE DOLLARS to achieve the same goal. Gold and silver, is like the strong male who in one twist opened the jar. Same jar, same moment – but it took less effort to open it because the male in this example was stronger than the female. So, if I used $30 and bought a piece of silver today, but next week I needed $35 dollars to buy the same silver – did silver go up? No. 1 oz of silver, is 1 oz of silver today, tomorrow, and next week. What changed was we needed more dollars to buy the silver. Guess what though, the silver you bought last week for $30 if you trade it in will get you the $35 cash today. So the silver tends to retain value while money does not. One gallon of gas today is one gallon of gas, and one gallon of gas next week is still one gallon of gas. If it takes me $3 to buy that gallon today, then I will earn $3.25 next week for the SAME ITEM. The value of gold and silver do not depreciate the same way a car does the moment you drive it off the showroom floor.
Myth #2. Broke people can’t build wealth. Now, if you choose to adopt the strategy of looking through your spending plan for spending that you could re-route to better use, and use some of that money on gold and silver –as an alternative saving strategy – since for most of us, saving in cash is not working, AND saving in cash is holding a deteriorating asset, then this strategy not only allows you to have money left over at the end of your month in the form of gold and silver, but with each passing month, even if all you bought was one piece of silver bullion, that is now $60, then $90, then $120 and so on.
Not only can broke people SAVE using this strategy, but who will deny the wealth feature of owning and holding gold and silver? Again, the public perception is, gold and silver is the playground of the rich. I tell you something too, hold a couple pieces of gold and silver in your hand and it wont take long before you feel rich. If you keep your gold and silver in the bank safety deposit box vault, then having a bank rep escort you into the vault is an experience you will notice also adds to that feeling of wealth. It costs about $55/year to have a small safety deposit box and it can hold thousands of dollars worth of gold and silver. When I had to upgrade to the bigger vault drawer, I knew I was on to something because prior to using this strategy, in an emergency, I had to dip into my savings which left me with zero savings, and worse, in many emergencies we had to resort to swiping that credit card which UPPED our debt.