Monday, July 19, 2010

I should be ok with a small gold investment

I was watching a tv program the other day and one of the callers wanted to make a huge investment in gold. I'm not really sure I would be comfortable with putting more than 10-15% of my money in gold. I've been looking at gold coins from the US Gold Bureau for my portfolio. I can buy a small denomination coin starting at less than $200 or I can go up to a full ounce of gold at over $1200.

Coins actually have a currency value or I can keep than as ingots. Since gold is one way of preserving my wealth and purchasing power, I don't feel like I can go wrong. Now I just need to look through my finances and decide how large of a investment I want to make.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

What have I been doing with my money?

I have no idea. My savings are anemic and pathetic to tell the truth. The cupboards are literally bare and it makes no sense. I didn't have a lot of money this year but I did have enough that I should have something to show for it.

I'm not very comfortable having the amount of money in savings that I have. I'm used to having much more. I like having some "just in case" money. If I need it or just get fed up and want to go to Vegas like I did a few years ago, it helps knowing the money is there. Right now I don't think I have enough money to go across the street let alone across the country.

I have to really sit down, come up with a budget and stick to it.