Lately I have been seeing television ads that discuss investing in gold. So when I found a blog by Andrew Wilshire, a Precious Metals Investor, it didn't surprise me too much. With the current recession, there is a low amount of confidence in the banking system, so some people are looking for other means to retain the value of their money.
Andrew Wilshire's blog is everything you need to know about investing in gold. In one post, he suggests that the U.S. dollar is now only worth three cents when before it was really worth a dollar, In the same post, Andrew Wilshire advises U.S. citizens to collect gold and silver to cover their assets. He suggests that these people should do this because the government continues to outspend the revenue that it has.
In any case, Wilshire's site is definitely worth checking out if you are interested in other means of retaining the value of your money. Hope it helps!