Today is Thursday, August 4, 2011.  Today the Dow Jones industrial average fell by a staggering 512 points. This represented the stock market’s worst day since the financial crisis began in the Fall of 2008.  The massive sell-off of stocks erased the Dow’s remaining gains for 2011. Almost $1.9 trillion in market value has disappeared during the last several weeks.  $1.9 trillion!

Today, as much as any day I’ve seen, verified that we truly do live in a global economy.  The weakening U.S. economy, combined with the financial woes of many European countries, has affected financial markets around the world.  The worries began in earnest when the economies of Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain started falteringly badly. Now, it is feared that Italy will join that group.  Europe’s struggles, coupled with the weak U.S. economy, provided what some experts described as “a perfect storm of selling.” Stocks were also dumped in advance of tomorrow’s unemployment report, which may very well show an increase in the current unemployment rate of 9.2 percent.

My goal isn’t to be the bearer of bad news, nor is it my intention to frighten people with this gloom and doom scenario.  My goal, however, is to “wake up” as many people as possible to the financial world we now live in.  Putting your trust and faith into a job, the stock market, or the dollar is foolish at best, irresponsible at worst.  We cannot live as the politicians do, mortgaging everyone’s future so they can fund pet projects in the hopes of being re-elected.  We all need to change the way we think so that we can help ourselves and each other.

Quoting from Yahoo! Finance, “Gold, which is seen as a safe investment when the stock market is turbulent, set a record price, $1,684.90.”  As I have blogged earlier, I am involved in a network marketing company called Numis Network.  Numis Network is unique in the network marketing industry in that they provide a product that no other company provides.  That product is government issued, graded gold and silver coins. They deal in government minted coins from around the world. These coins have been graded by a coin grading company, either ANACS, NGC, or PCGS. These companies certify and authenticate gold and silver coins. What’s really exciting is the fact that Numis deals with numismatic coins. A numismatic coin is defined as “A type of coin that typically has a higher value then the face value on the coin, due to historical information about the coin (investorwords.com).  You are able to participate in the silver coin of the month club, essentially trading your declining-value paper money for silver assets.  You also have the opportunity to create an income from being involved with this company.

Things aren’t the way they used to be, and never will be again. We owe it to ourselves and our families to prepare financially the best way possible.  I truly believe that investing in silver and gold assets, combined with a network marketing opportunity, is the best way possible for my family.  I urge you to look into this opportunity as well, not for me, but for yourselves.

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