Problem is an ounce of gold is almost an entire months salary for me. Like I said in my earlier post, if you have a large accumulation of wealth then buying gold/silver is probably a good idea.
If a financial metldown does occur, i am (and i imagine the majority of the board members here) better off with a large stash of food and water than the measly amount of gold that i could buy with the same amount of money. 2 grand buys alot of rice, beans, canned food and x39.
Again, just my opinion.