About the author

I’d like to introduce myself, talk a little bit about why I started this website, how I got into investing in Gold and why investing in Gold and other precious metals should be at the top of your list of things to do today.

First off, my name is Robert. I’m 45 years old and live in the North East of England.  I had what you might call an average upbringing. I finished school, went to university, travelled for a year and then worked various jobs over the next 17 years.

Whilst working full time in 2003, I had been renting a house and when it came up for sale I wanted to buy it outright.  However I held off due to the deposit being everything I had saved up over the years. During the same year I started reading about investing in gold and how you could protect your wealth.  The little wealth I did have was worth something to me as I’d worked hard for it and after much reading and research I decided to buy some gold online at BullionVault.com.

I researched many places to purchase gold online, trending gold prices and how I could sell it when the time was right.  It seemed buying gold online was the safest option for me as I didn’t want to be stashing gold bars and coins under my mattress or in a safe in my cupboard.

Anyway back to the house – Like I said, I held off buying which turned out to be a big mistake – over the next 3-4 years, prices started to rise 50%-100% in my area!  By this time I had met my soon-to-be wife and we decided to buy to start a family and hope prices would continue to rise. Unfortunately they didn’t and house prices have now crashed. I know I’m not the only one in this situation, there are millions of others, but I do count myself lucky that I had at least invested my original deposit for that house in gold. I bought 100 ounces at around £200/oz and it’s value has continued to grow at an average of 14% every year into 2013.  If things start going into hyper inflation here in the UK I will have a very nice insurance policy with my online gold.

I have now been investing in gold for around 10 years and quit my job in 2009. I now have an online company, work for myself and continue to invest a percentage of my profits in gold and silver. I truly believe that investing in gold is one of the safest ways you can invest your money and the trends over the past 10 years do not lie. In a time where banks are unsure where the economy is heading, one thing is for sure, gold will always be a safe investment in the long term.


I hope you enjoy some of the articles I write and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thanks for reading.

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