Comment: The difference is... you

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The difference is... you

The difference is... you will lose a lot of wealth if the currency is devalued and all of your savings are held in that currency. If you start out with $1000, and the currency is revalued to 10% of it's previous value, your $1000, will be worth $100. If you move the $1000 to gold, and the currency is subsequently devalued, you will end up with $10,000, which is worth the same as the $1000 you started with. Sure, gold won't gain you any wealth, but it sure as heck will protect it.