The Annoying Problem of Hard Cash

by Dual Income No Kids on May 23, 2006 · 0 comments

Sometimes I find that I’ll have 25 or 30 dollars cash in my wallet (if I’m lucky!). Being someone who is interested in building wealth, I’ve often puzzled over how to efficiently purchase assets when all I have is this small amount of hard cash on hand.

I’ve come up with two answers, both are unsatisfying.

1) Savings Bonds: The minimum for a series EE is $25.00. This is great because the amounts are small, but the rate on EE bonds barely keeps up with inflation.

2) Small Amounts of Silver: There is a great dealer in DC who sells American Eagles or bullion rounds for a couple of bucks above spot. Again, this is great because silver usually retails for less than $20.00, but the dealers price is retail, so you immediately start off 5 to 10 percent in the hole, depending on the transaction costs.

So, dear reader, if you have an idea of assets that can be purchased with small amounts of cash, feel free to leave a comment. Believe me I’d love to hear it!



p.s The DC dealer is great and I highly recommend him. The name of the place is Capitol Coin & Stamp. The telephone number is (202) 296-0400, 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW # 745, Washington DC, 20009.

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