Investment upheaval

We’re supposed to be saving our money for our retirement. If you own your own business, that’s a crucial part of your business plan. But in the midst of today’s financial storms, where’s the safe haven?

Even the best certificates of deposit at your local bank don’t come within a mile of 2 percent. At that rate, stuffing money in your mattress doesn’t seem like such a bad idea.

If you’re paying attention, the stock market, commodities market and precious metals markets may feel to you a lot like Las Vegas, and looking at gold or silver prices starts to feel like you're prepping for the SATs all over again. There’s got to be a smarter investment.

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