In the past I have written about the state of our financial system. It is well-known that I am against the Federal Reserve, the income taxes that support it, and our removal from the gold standard. The fact that we are using a fiat currency system, a system that has failed 100% of the time, causes me a tremendous amount of concern. I've advised my friends to purchase gold so that they can secure a modicum of wealth should our currency collapse. Some people think this to be an alarmist view, but I assure you it is not.
Russia, China, Brazil, along with dozens of other countries have been purchasing tons upon tons of gold for this very reason. They see the writing on the wall. Do yourself a favor and purchase gold whenever you can. And for the love of God, keep it accessible. Do not put it in a bank, for if history is any indication you may not be able to get it back out, in the event of a financial catastrophe. The government has seized gold before and there's no reason to think they wouldn't do it again.