More like getting your savings down. Here in Halifax, minimum wage increased three times in recent years, causing food prices to increase dramatically. Yesterday, I went and bought some gold. It was a long walk in the sun to buy gold coins, just like in a Western. It's sad because I have no choice but to become a character in a Western, lol. The Canadian dollar is backed by the USD (oh dear). Canada also sold off all its gold reserves (gulp). I feel more secure with gold now, though I wish I had made the move a few years back. Are you guys doing anything to protect your earnings from inflation, and did you feel forced into it? Also, any advice for new gold buyers? Should I buy a cloth sack and a cowboy hat too?