Further into Minimalism: A Sterling ReputationPosted: March 14, 2014
one thing i really respect about Aaron is that if you ask him an honest question regarding finance, he’ll usually get back to you. he’s very laid back and likes helping people.
i’ve called him more than once to ask about some economic shit that i’m clueless about. after reading “Enjoy the Decline” i got a crash course on why we’re fucked. well, i don’t want to be one of the ones without a chair when the music stops.
if you have ZERO concern about the state of the country’s economy you must be on dick, dope, or dynamite. i dropped out of the stock market LONG ago. i finally closed the last account i had after making a $279 profit. i invested $500 in a company my dad represents.
at some point, the ATM’s aren’t gonna work.
did anyone notice a few weeks ago when the EBT machines went down? anyone scratch their head after the boston marathon bombing and a mini martial law was imposed?
i started spending a decent amount each pay check for the past 4-5 months buying junk silver. all quarters, dimes, and half dollars made prior to 1965 are 90% silver. one quarter is currently worth about $17. and right now the prices are pretty low.
and it NOT difficult to get. i found a coin store about 20 minutes from the base and they ALWAYS have $3-400 worth on hand. OR, you can go to most flea markets or antique places and get silver trinkets for next to nothing. hell, there are several web-sites that will sell you $200 worth of pre-1965 coins and ship them to you. the only catch is you’ll have to go to the post office and sign for it. i purchased junk silver from here. just add the number of quarters you want. $17.50 in quarters is worth about $300.
i have a friend that buys gold and silver. good for him. it’s definitely a solid investment. he sent me a pic of a few of the gold and silver BARS he owns. i told him, “great. if shit hits the fan you gonna give a gold/silver bar for a loaf of bread?”
what i like about junk silver is it’s PRACTICAL. i can trade 2-3-4-5 coins for something i might need. and NO ONE is going to turn down precious metal. and as more than one person told me, “the value of precious metal is going to SKYROCKET in the event of an economic disaster.”
i got mine, and i plan on getting MUCH more. what are you gonna do?