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How to Sell Gold Without Getting Ripped Off

High gold prices mean this could be a lucrative time to clean out your jewelry box, but don't let a rip-off waste this golden opportunity.

Understanding the Gold Standard

The gold standard was used to define currency since Roman times. Discover how it worked, why it doesn't anymore, and how it affects our finances today.

Things Don't Cost What They Used To: 10 Major Price Shifts in 2010

From corn to gold, these 10 common goods and commodities had major price changes in 2010 — and may continue to shift in 2011.

Money making hobby: panning for gold

Lately many Californians have been heading to the rivers and streams to prospect for gold. The increase in people taking up this activity has some newspapers writing about "the new

So, will Cash4Gold offer me cash to kill this story?

You’ve seen the tacky ads; you’ve been entertained by Ed McMahon and MC Hammer; but hopefully, you haven’t fallen for any of it. Cash4Gold has a simple promise; send them your unwa

Book review: Game Over

Stephen Leeb's new book makes that case that we're running into resource limits on every front--energy, metals, water--and that this problem is going to affect everything we do. T

Why invest in the stock market?

The conventional reason for investing in the stock market--perhaps offered with a bit less confidence now that we're in the midst of a stock market crash--is, "It offers higher ret

How to live with inflation

Of the various ills the economy can face, inflation is simultaneously the worst for society as a whole, and yet the easiest for individuals to deal with successfully. The strategi

Gold as an investment

There are those who point to the 1980 peak gold price of $850/oz and observe that the price would have to go up to $2149/oz just to get back to that point. I say, take a second lo

Turn brass pennies into gold.

I was never very good at chemistry at school. Or physics. I'm a writing kind of guy. So I'm always in awe when I see the real power of science at work, before my very eyes. [more]