Do you buy precious metals because you want to invest but don't really know how? Does the stock market intimidate you? Does the prospect of starting your own business to earn money scare you? Do you not own a home or rental property? Investing in the market can be intimidating for people who never have. You might not know the answers to questions such as: Where do you start? How do you buy stock? Should I pay a financial advisor so I can buy ETFs or mutual funds? Perhaps the idea of starting your own business sounds too risky. Maybe the idea of paying business taxes sounds like something you don't want to navigate through. How about property? Maybe you don't know how to buy property or run a rental. Again, maybe it sounds like a gigantic hassle. Home ownership? Maybe that's out of your grasp. Anyone can go online and buy gold and silver. Anyone can walk into a local coin or pawn shop and physically possess a piece of gold or silver and get that feeling of accomplishment of "investing." I've done something! But are you buying PMs because you don't know how to invest in traditional areas such as: the market, property, or yourself?