In these times of a recessionary environment in the United States, many people, including the media, talk about a total economic collapse. If that was to occur, you would have to be a resourceful individual, and of course, know that you're protected. There are ways to do that, and one of the best standards to protect yourself from a total economic collapse, is investing in gold. Gold is held in many forms, but for the total economic collapse I'm about to tell you about, the best way to hold gold, is in the form of coins. The coins can be kept in a private safe deposit box in a bank, and you have the key to the safe deposit box. Basically, gold is a universal standard, which will protect your dollars in any environment, and when the economy collapses, gold skyrockets in value. What you can then do for your basic goods and services, is sell a gold coin, or trade it, or barter it for specific goods and services. Hopefully, this will not come to pass, but it's been a insurance policy for four thousand years, for many societies, and we are but one. This is financial adviser Patrick Munro, talking about how to survive a total economic collapse.