I’m buying all the gold and silver bars I can find.
So far, I’ve got about $4,000.
This past year, my life has been pretty easy.
I’ve bought my house.
I’ve put down my deposit and paid off my mortgage.
I have two children, both of whom are adults.
I don’t have any real emergencies or debts.
The only reason I’m still broke is because I have a good job.
But if I keep spending money on silver, I’ll never get a job.
I’ve been reading all sorts of articles about precious metals.
They tell us how important metals are.
I know what they are.
But the truth is, they’re not very useful.
What they do have in common is that they’re scarce and very difficult to make.
To get a decent supply of them, you need to mine them yourself.
That means digging through a mountain of precious metal.
You’re basically digging up rocks.
It’s not a particularly difficult job.
But digging up precious metals takes time.
And the more precious metals you dig up, the more complicated it gets.
You’re going to need a lot of workers to dig up the metal.
That means you’re going be paying someone else to do it.
For me, that meant a couple of friends who have worked in the metal industry for years.
I called them.
One of them is a lawyer and the other is a metals expert.
They both worked in a gold mine.
They were both very experienced in the business.
They told me they knew about mine safety.
And so we agreed to go out to the mine, sit in the back of a truck and dig.
We ended up getting paid a bit more than $600 to dig a pit about 3,500 feet long and 2,400 feet wide.
We found a lot more than we expected.
We found about 1,000 tons of gold.
But we didn’t get all the way to the top.
We spent another day digging through the soil.
It took us three days to dig all the dirt out.
We ended up with about 2,000 metric tons of silver.
The next day, we went to the bank and said, We’re sorry, but you can’t sell our silver.
I was really excited about that.
But when I called the bank, they told me the bank didn’t want to deal with us because we had a bunch of paperwork to sign.
They sent us the paperwork and told us we could take our precious metal back.
But it’s not going to be cheap.
We’re going back to the mines and getting paid.
So I told my friend to get me some scrap metal and get me my silver.
It’s not easy to find scrap metal.
It can cost anywhere from $1 to $10 a pound.
There are a lot that don’t make it out of the mines.
So I called a metal shop and bought two bars.
They sell them for about $600 apiece.
We got the metal out on Friday and got paid Saturday night.
Then I went back to my friend’s place.
She had just moved into a condo, so she’s not able to take the bar back.
So she bought a bar, too.
She bought the bar on Monday.
It turned out to be the best thing I’ve ever done.
When I got home, I had to tell my kids I was selling my silver bar.
My youngest daughter is about 12 years old.
She said, Oh, daddy, I want to be like my daddy.
I want her to have the bar.
My eldest daughter was just about 12.
She said, What’s up, dad?
I’m the one who got the bar, right?
It’s pretty cool that my daughter has her own bar.
She was always interested in how she was treated by people around her.
She’s always liked that.
She was thrilled when I told her.
Now she’s excited about having her own silver bar that she can show her dad.