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    And that's fantastic SJohnson, you had a $10K inheritance, BlackBlade got his through work incentives and buying direct from miners at discount prices.

    So how does the average guy do it? Mortgage his house to buy gold? Take out a loan? Rob a bank? In order to buy the precious metals I woulld have to short myself somewhere else and that is not going to happen. As I stated previously I do have some old silver coins and I have no intentions in getting rid of those any time soon. But it is not in my plans to spend my resources to buy gold. Maybe if I had an inheritance so it didn't affect my normal bottom line, but to try and come up with $10k otherwise is simply not in the cards.

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    Like I said, a friend sold/mortgaged/borrowed every penny he could find. He gambled that the time was right, and won. Big.

    Not saying it's for everyone, or even anyone. But it can be done.

    Here's a game that can be fun. Play commodities/stocks/whatever with imaginary money. Assume some windfall, say $10k. "Play" the market, keep good books, "pay" fees, taxes, etc. Fantasy Wall Street, much like fantasy football.

    But unlike fantasy football, you just *might* find yourself prepared to turn the fantasy into reality. The time might come. Just sayin'.
    I have a daughter. I tell her, "911 is what you dial after you're raped. 1911 is what you should have before they try."

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjohnson View Post
    Like I said, a friend sold/mortgaged/borrowed every penny he could find. He gambled that the time was right, and won. Big.

    Not saying it's for everyone, or even anyone. But it can be done.

    Here's a game that can be fun. Play commodities/stocks/whatever with imaginary money. Assume some windfall, say $10k. "Play" the market, keep good books, "pay" fees, taxes, etc. Fantasy Wall Street, much like fantasy football.

    But unlike fantasy football, you just *might* find yourself prepared to turn the fantasy into reality. The time might come. Just sayin'.
    Sorry not my cup of tea. I would just as soon keep my house than risk it speculating on gold or silver.

    Just curious, did you know the Marlboro Man died of lung cancer?

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    Did Obama die the same? A shame.

    (The pic is a photoshop of Mr. Obama as the Marxboro Man ) Nuttin' to do with Marlboro

    "You're in Socialist Country"

    I have a daughter. I tell her, "911 is what you dial after you're raped. 1911 is what you should have before they try."

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjohnson View Post
    Did Obama die the same? A shame.

    (The pic is a photoshop of Mr. Obama as the Marxboro Man ) Nuttin' to do with Marlboro

    "You're in Socialist Country"

    Shit Dude I missed that completely...Sorry about that.

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    Understandable. I tried to make it clearer, but it's a bit fuzzy as an avatar.
    I have a daughter. I tell her, "911 is what you dial after you're raped. 1911 is what you should have before they try."

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    It doesn't take much. You can buy some fractional ounces of gold or an ounce of silver here and there (usually at a coin shop) and it builds up over time. I had started out buying a little bullion at a time spending a couple hundred every couple weeks or every month. I just kept a discipline of buying this way (dollar cost averaging) over the years. I just happen to now be in a position where I don't worry about unemployment or the economy, or even if the Government goes tits up and Social Security is cancelled in the future.

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    Before you invest in gold at todays prices do a google on what it actually costs to mine an oz, you will see a really big difference in the cost vs the price.

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    I wish I had some real gold for backup but the only gold I have now is sorta copperish with laquer around the primer and the bullet. Gold as far as I care at the moment. The soft stuff will come later on when I'm better off. For now I'll bunk up with the blade, he can keep his and I'll keep mine. I'll bet a "me" could offer something he needs while a "black blade" could offer something a "me" needs until it's time for seperate ways. As long as like minded people work like ants it'll all be good.
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