This may have already been brought up here, but I really, REALLY, REALLLLLY want to emplore you all to protect whatever savings you may have by converting a portion to gold and/or silver bullion.
The dollar could very easily take a 30-50% haircut overnight, with trade imbalances, rampant inflation, floundering economy, etc. It is a miracle they have held the federal reserve note together this long.
I am a gold bug, and have invested heavily in PM's and Energy, but that is not what I'm talking about here. Everybody needs to realize that savings held in US$ denominated accounts (ie savings, money market) is vulnerable to a USD collapse. 5% interest on a CD does not look so great when inflation is about 10% (according to non-gov't data)
I'm not trying to push anything here, I just want all you good people to have a little protection in case Hillary wins and pushes us into another great(er) depression.
Many traditional financial advisors advocate putting 5% of total wealth into precious metals, I am more comfortable with 20-30%, but that is an individual function of paranoia (or realism).
For gold bullion I prefer 1-ounce South African Krugerrands, they have the lowest premium of government minted bullion.
For silver I prefer 90% pure "junk" coins consisting of pre-1964 US quarters, halves, dimes, dollars. Before 1964, one US dollar face value was equal to 0.7234 oz of pure silver, take a moment for that to sink in then think about what your federal reserve note is equal to (faith in the US govt and nothing else) I like canadian maple leafs too, but you get the most silver for the $ with junk.
Keep your stash hidden and tell only one other person where it is (the one who gets it if you are dead).
6mos to 1 year of canned/dehydrated food is not a bad idea either, along with some water.
You can convert your rapidly depreciating federal reserve notes into PM's in several ways:
1 - best way - find a local coin dealer and pay cash
2 - good way - use an internet dealer such as www.apmex.com or www.nwtmint.com or www.bulliondirect.com, order it online, pay and wait for the mailman.
3 - cheaper but riskier - Ebay
4 - for the more advanced - www.goldmoney.com or www.bullionvault.com , the pro is that you have PMs offshore if a quick escape is needed, con is possible vulnerability to internet issues that may limit access when you need it most.
I tell people I care about this same message and they look at me like I'm a wacko tin-foil hat wearing fool. I hope since you are all on a Ron Paul forum that you may have a more enlightened and realistic view of the state of the union and take my advice to heart. Ron is on board, he has written about PM's in his Texas Straight Talk essays many times.
Good luck and peace to you alll