Chris, I appreciate the fact you bring the words of wisdom on what a real person can do. While it may seem like whistling past the graveyard at least it is something. It would be interesting to see some what if examples.
What if the dollar collapses to the point that 1 oz of gold = 20,000 an ounce, 50,000 an ounce.?
What would the cost of a loaf of bread, gallon of milk, dozen eggs, gallon of gas etc. ? You know real numbers that real people can relate to.
What amount of gold could make a life saving difference?
What other investments? real estate, etc.??