My name is Lee Campbell.
I first developed an interest in gold and silver bullion in the early 1990s. My interest was prompted by a book I read titled The Coming Economic Earthquake written by the late Larry Burkett.
As the title implies, this book alerted me to the economic catastrophe that ultimately occurred (in part) during 2008. Consequences of the loose fiscal and monetary policies enacted over several decades were inevitable.
Before I begin my bio, I think it’s important to balance our current economic woes with the hope for a brighter future.
We have proven time and time again that we are a very resilient people. And our present circumstances are no exception.
I was born and raised in the US Midwest … at the tail-end of the baby boomer generation. Yes, I'm an older guy now, but still young at heart.
In the 1980s, I worked my way through college graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. I also married my lovely wife.
My wife and I eventually settled in the Midwest and are blessed with a beautiful daughter. She is our true treasure.
For more than 20 years, I was either an employee or employer in high-tech industries. So I understand the pros and cons of both roles in very competitive business environments.
I must admit that I slept better when I was an employee. Nevertheless either one is a blessing when it puts food on the table.
Life’s lessons and the realities of the business world have taught me more about the economy than my four semesters of college economics.
I have sought, and continue to seek, a clearer understanding of how daily life impacts the economy and vice versa. One economic model that has impressed me is Austrian economics.
Austrian economists view humans as the cornerstone of the economy.
A free market economy involves millions of people in the free world each making buying/selling decisions that are in their best interests.
However, this natural economic activity is harmed when outside forces artificially manipulate it. Richard Maybury, author and Austrian economics advocate, is spot on when he compares an economy to nature.
Mr. Maybury refers to the economy as an ecology - much like nature - that will achieve a healthy state if it's left alone. Constantly tweaking it like a machine leads to imbalances that ultimately make it sick.
In short, governments and central banks cannot mandate healthy economic results. Instead vibrant economic activity is the fruit of an economy that is permitted to grow organically.
A strong economy is also dependent on sound money, the rule of law and a peaceful environment.
The Ludwig von Mises Institute (located in Auburn, Alabama) is a leading Austrian economics think tank. The Mises Institute's monthly newsletter The Free Market is a worthwhile read.
Another excellent resource is Richard Maybury’s Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? This book is a quick read (for adolescent children and adults), yet makes very substantive points regarding economics.
My primary goal is to provide accurate details regarding gold and silver bullion in an easy-to-understand way.
I write each page with my parents in mind. They are in their 80s. Both grew up in the depression. So my parents know firsthand the difficulties of tough financial times.
They told me about life during the depression when I was a child. Their stories impacted me later when I became an adult. I don’t mind learning from the experiences of others.
My parents, too, have expressed an interest in purchasing some gold and silver bullion to help preserve their savings.
Neither one wants to be overwhelmed with details about precious metals.
They just want to know the essential facts. Like my mother-in-law likes to say: “The main things are the plain things ... and the plain things are the main things.”
So began my idea for a website that simply explains the basics of gold and silver bullion.
Quite frankly, I am not a prophet. I do not know what is going to happen to gold and silver prices. Be very cautious of those who claim to know.
Nonetheless it gives me some peace of mind knowing a portion of my wealth is in gold and silver bullion. I decided long ago not to have all of my eggs in one basket.
Although owning some precious metals is right for me, it may not be right for you. I am not a professional adviser.
Therefore, I encourage you to seek advice from a licensed financial or investment adviser and discuss the risks of owning precious metals. Doing so will help you make informed decisions based on your circumstances.
Back to the future -- I am hopeful about the long-term future. Fortunately, we are free. And free to discover how we arrived at our current state.
So I believe the realities of our sick economy will compel the majority of free people to seek the truth until they find it. When that happens, it will be the beginning of a more prosperous future.
P.S. Please feel free to send me a message using this contact form.
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