Good stuff, but very non-specific.
I no longer do stocks or currency trading.....it is akin to poker. There are poker pros who can make a living doing it.....I've not invested the time to be a poker pro, so to try and make a living at it is a foolish endeavor for me.
Silver and gold are alright, I mostly hold silver.....but...if things get really bad, I just don't see silver, gold, or any other precious metal exceeding the value of food, land, fortified shelters, or ammunition.
I like real estate. I own a few properties. I also have minority ownership in a pest control and painting company. I am not rich by any stretch of the imagination, but just the fact that I'm in my early 30s and own stuff is a big accomplishment to me.
Savings.....DON'T DO IT!!!!!! Everyone is like Save, Save, Save, Save.....DON'T! If you have an extra $500 laying around, think how can you earn more from that? Don't throw it in a bank or under the mattress......spend it and GROW IT!
Agree with most you said except the bold. Metals are doing great NOW but don't have a long track record of winning. You are right about single stocks being like poker that's why mutual funds are great. Your last statement about investing rather than saving is great!