In times of uncertainty, you gotta learn how to protect yourself. Do no depend so much on your job, try to find investment, wise ones, that will protect you against financial turmoil.
Gold and silver are a great investment not only because it holds wealth, but also because they are a very good hedge against inflation.
In order to buy silver or gold, you have do some math first. First of all, you need to know how much you are able to spend. Do no buy precious metals using credit cards or loans. Gold and Silver should be bought with extra money, instead of having a saving account, invest in physical (not stocks) gold and silver.
After you know you budget, you have to decide what to buy. Gold has been money for over 5000 years. Bank are for the first time in over 20 years becoming net buyers of gold. Gold definitely is the best option if you are looking to own an asset that will hold its value for ages. Silver, on the other hand, can give a much better chance of gains, because it is still way undervalue.
No matter how much you buy, what is important is that you do. In times of crisis, and believe me, we are living these times, have something that will hold its value no matter what and something that can protect your wealth, can be a game changer.
After you have decide what to buy, you should look for a reliable company. Are they certified sellers? Do they offer reasonable prices? Do they offer good information via their staff and/or website?
Another thing you have to know is where to storage your items. They have many companies that provides storage services for reasonable fees but once again you have to research on those. Another way is to buy yourself a vault and keep it safe in your house. It might be a cheaper solution, I wouldn't advise if you are living in a dangerous neighborhood.
After you purchase your gold and/or silver, you must know that you should hold it for a while but not forever. Eventually prices will go down and that's the time you should move out of precious metals and put your money in a different asset category. There are many ways to know when this will happen, if you search on Google "when to sell gold" you will see many websites coming up. The point is, you should not keep checking this every other day. You need to know that you might need to hold your metals for 3, 5 maybe 10 years before you can make a very good profit. It is a long-term investment and at the same time a protection of wealth.
Invest wise, invest now, before prices move up too high and too quick.