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All That Glitters

Antique coinsHas the economy stabilized? Will more jobs be lost? Is it time to re-invest in real estate? When will the stock market recover? Everyone has questions about what’s happening with the economy, but solid answers are in short supply. While Americans wait for the turnaround to take place, many are foregoing trying to “make money” in these hard times and are looking to protect what they have left. Many are hoping to find financial shelter by putting their money in a variety of unconventional places. Find out about gold as an investment. Learn how gold, ancient coins, and antiques stack up against more traditional investments.

All That Glitters

Expert Interviews

Harlan J. Berk, President, Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.

Harlan J. Berk

Berk, recognized as an expert in rare coins, talks about the risks and rewards of buying gold and rare coins as investments.

Terry Savage, Financial Columnist, <em>Chicago Sun-Times</em>

Terry Savage

Savage, a nationally known expert on personal finance and syndicated Chicago Sun-Times columnist, gives tips on how to make good money decisions during bad economic times.

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Harlan J Berk, President, Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.

Harlan J. Berk

What is the importance of doing your homework when dealing with ancient coins?

Terry Savage, Financial Columnist

Terry Savage

What’s the difference between savings and investments?

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