I noticed that Dave did not recommend an IRA or other retirement fund. I agree. The government IS going to take all of those funds for their own and "pay" you what they want to, when they want to. The problem is that IF the value of the dollar continues to drop (and it just about has to with all the deficit spending and QEs) then money ANYWHERE is just about worthless. That included the stock market, bonds, checking accounts, saving accounts, CDs or a bucket in the back yard.
There are things that WILL hold value.
5. Land (if agenda 21 does not just take it away from you)
6. Gold (maybe)
7. Silver (more usable)
8. A home in heaven.