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Don’t Forget to Celebrate Your Successes


Written by Angela Roberts

Jul 15, 2021

At the start of this month, we talked about financial freedom. Last week, we discussed freedom from financial stress. This week, I’d like to talk about something a little more fun—the freedom to celebrate your successes.

We spend our entire adult lives working to ensure that our retirement will be as comfortable as possible. If we have children, we work hard to ensure that they enjoy as many opportunities as possible. And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with hard work—I love the satisfaction that comes with knowing I always give my best effort here at U.S. Money Reserve—it’s also important to set some time aside to pat yourself on the back and recognize the accomplishments you’ve already made.

If you’ve been diversifying with gold, it’s time to celebrate.

Gold is a time-tested store of wealth. If we didn’t know that before, we certainly learned it during the Great Recession. In fact, gold has seen impressive returns during many of our nation’s toughest economic times.


Chart showing average return on gold and S&P 500 during periods of high market volatility

Source: World Gold Council

In the last 20 years alone, gold has seen remarkable growth. Even if it has had only a small allocation in a portfolio, gold has shown its ability to help increase profit potential.

Chart showing growth of gold since 2000

Source: Macrotrends

Chart showing performance since 2000 of diversified and non-diversified portfolios
Source: Date range from 10/27/00 to 08/07/20. Kitco, Yahoo! Finance, Reuters. Based on an allocation of 75/25 stocks (Dow)/gold.

If you made the move to add precious metals to your portfolio in the last 20 years, congratulations! You’ve experienced the power of diversification that only precious metals can provide. Allow yourself a moment (or even a full day, a weekend, or more!) to relax and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from having confidence in your future. After all, one of the core benefits of owning precious metals is their long-term profit potential.

If you’re just starting on your precious metals journey, that’s worth celebrating, too.

If you’ve just entered the world of precious metals, you may have done your research and seen the many benefits of gold. Gold can serve as a long-term store of wealth, a means of transferring generational wealth, and a way to diversify your retirement portfolio with a self-directed precious metals IRA.

Even if you’re new to precious metals, that too is a reason to celebrate! You’ve just made an important decision that may help secure a better future for both yourself and your loved ones. As you wait and see what happens next, take some time to appreciate the hard work you’ve put into making this decision. You’ve earned it.

If you haven’t begun your precious metals journey, you can get started today by reaching out to U.S. Money Reserve.

If you have yet to experience the power and joy of diversifying with precious metals, there is an entire world of opportunity waiting for you. U.S. Money Reserve is here to help guide you along this journey, with dedicated Account Executives who will stay by your side every step of the way.

As the month of July continues, don’t forget that one of the most important freedoms is the freedom to celebrate—especially when it comes to celebrating our accomplishments. We work hard to make a better life for ourselves and those we care about. We should take time to acknowledge our successes, and use those positive feelings to help us continue pushing forward.


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