I often like to write about making money. I do not claim that I know some secret way to make millions of dollars, but I like to share my opinions about various topics. One thing I am interested in right now are precious metals. Throughout the centuries, precious metals such as silver and gold have been used a currency to purchase various products and services. The problem with the global economy is that it continues to go up and down. Those changes can happen suddenly. As a matter of fact, you never know when they might occur. The world currencies might collapse at any time. It will probably not happen in our lifetime, but who knows? If national debt spending is not brought under control, something disastrous might happen. For example, traditional currency can become worthless in a matter of minutes. While it may not happen that easily, it is always a good idea to be prepared for anything. The good thing about precious metals such as gold or silver is that they will never become worthless. Well, at least not unless there would be some drastic changes in the world.