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Gold coins graph | Protect your retirement with physical gold and silverDear Birch Gold,

My retirement plans consist mostly of mutual funds and bonds. But I’m getting more and more worried that I could lose everything in a stock market crash. How can I protect my IRA and 401K with physical gold and silver?

Allison Porter

Dear Allison,

Your concerns about a stock market crash are completely valid. It has happened to countless other retirement savers, and given the shaky state of the global economy, who knows how the markets will react in the weeks, months and years to come.

It sounds like you’re already doing a great job of saving for retirement if you have both a 401k and IRA. Now, it’s just a matter of safeguarding your money from unforeseen events before (and during) your retirement.

We’re pleased to hear that you are considering rolling over your 401k and IRA into a new Precious Metals IRA. Here’s more information to get you started.

A Precious Metals IRA is a retirement plan that allows you to put your savings in physical precious metals: gold, silver, platinum and palladium. It can provide all the benefits and flexibility that you probably already enjoy from your current IRA, combined with all the other benefits of investing in physical gold and silver: protection against stock market volatility, the declining U.S. dollar, inflation and other threats to your retirement savings. Plus, you still have the option of adding mutual funds, stocks, real estate and numerous other asset types.

Rolling over a 401k or IRA into a Precious Metals IRA is easy. All it takes is a quick phone call to Birch Gold Group to confirm the eligibility of your existing retirement accounts and start the rollover process. Only a few basic forms are involved, and our IRA department can assist you with any or all of the paperwork. In as little as 7-10 business days (depending on how long your current account custodians take to transfer the funds), you’ll have a new gold- and silver-backed retirement account – and the peace of mind that comes with it.

Thanks for the great question, Allison!

Do you have a question about how to invest in precious metals? Want to know more about how to set up a Precious Metals IRA, or what types of coins are available to you? Send an email to goldguru@www.birchgold.com and we may answer it in a future post on our site.

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