The biggest mistake the US made was when Nixon removed the dollar from the gold standard. The dollar then became a fiat currency, like all the others, and the government could print as many dollars as it wanted when it wanted.
Consider a Gold IRA
One strategy for protecting your wealth is diversifying your portfolio with a Gold IRA. Oakhurst Metals specializes in Gold IRAs and can help you convert your traditional or Roth IRA or 401(k) into a Self-Directed IRA, capable of investing in IRA eligible precious metals. To get started, give us a call at (888) 260-4749 or fill out your information here.