In a crisis torn, South American country, only little Ann's faith, her determination, and one young woman could help keep her dreams of escape alive.

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A Measure of Wealth?

Has anyone noticed the ‘sell your gold’ ads which have sprung up in the last year or so on TV?

The recession is now in full party mode; the property market’s profit margin has plummeted into a dark, dismal hole, and job security is nonexistent. (Ha! Did I just say ‘job’ and ‘security’ in the same sentence?) People are turning to what is seen as a ‘secure’ form of investment. Not surprisingly, we’re falling back on the way some of our forefathers measured their wealth – in gold.

I came across a site which deals in gold coins and gold bullion from across the world. It was surprising to see common coins we use every day formed perfectly in gold. I had no idea that this was such a thriving business.

I held suspect, the smiley, shouting people on TV who try to get the public to send them their gold. I wondered about the business they received and whether or not unsuspecting members of the public did mail their jewellery in those tiny, plastic bags. I know I never would. Now I see that there is a serious side to the booming gold business.

It makes me wonder what else has been going on behind my back.


•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

Yes..there are so many TV commercials about selling gold nowadays!

Felicity Grace Terry said...

Hi, thanks for becoming a follower of mine over at Pen And Paper.

We also have these adverts here in the UK - it makes me laugh as they show someone with a few broken bits of jewellery claiming that, in return for their gold, they got hundreds of pounds. Not funny really, it's actually quite sad as these companies are preying on desperate people who are made to believe they'll get a lot back for sending very little.


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