Could your budget use a cash injection? When you have gold jewelry or coins lying around, they can be worth quite the sum, but that’s not much good to you when they’re just collecting dust. There is much more you can do with that money that would improve your financial situation.
Whether you received gold as a gift, inherited it, or invested in it years ago, now is a great time to turn your old coins into cash. Gold prices have been bolstered over the last couple of years by pandemic uncertainty and it’s a good opportunity to realize investment gains.
How to Sell Gold Jewellery and Coins:
Before you sell jewelry, you should have it examined by an expert to determine its purity and weight. Jewelers can use an XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence) machine to determine the precise metal contents of a piece of jewelry.
You can start by looking for a hallmark on the jewelry or coin. Gold bullion coins should have their purity clearly printed on the coin. Even jewelry will have a hallmark, but you may need a magnifying glass to see it.
Once you’ve found a place where you can get a good price for gold jewelry and coins, it’s time to decide how to best spend that money.
Why Turn Gold into Cash?
Smart budgeting means using the money you have to work for you. If you can get your money to grow or use it to keep you out of debt, it’s going to be more “productive” than if that value is trapped in gold in your home.
Invest in Growth:
Retirement saving is never easy. It’s hard enough putting anything away for a modest retirement, but if you want real financial independence, some say you should be investing 20 to 30 percent of your income.
Most people can’t afford to put that much away, but if you’ve raised money from selling gold, it’s going to grow a lot more in the right investments.
People invest because it’s the only way to grow your money well beyond what you could save on your own. Your gains build on themselves over time. The earlier you invest, the more risk you can take on, as high-yield years will make up for years when the market is down.
Save an Emergency Fund:
If you don’t have an emergency fund, that’s a great place to put the proceeds from your gold. An emergency fund should be about three to six months of your personal living expenses.
It’s money that you can draw on when you suddenly have to pay for emergency car or home repairs. You can depend on it to get by if you lose your job or other unexpected expenses pop up.
You can keep an emergency fund in a high-interest savings account or anywhere that will help it grow at low risk. It’s easily accessible when you need it, and you won’t be at the mercy of gold prices if you wait to cash in.
Pay Back Debt:
High-interest credit card debt is expensive. Carrying a balance month-to-month will result in costly interest charges. Rather than let those charges continue to accumulate, sell gold to pay off your debt. You’ll wind up in a much stronger financial position if you start with lower debt.
By turning gold into liquid currency, you can do a lot more with it. Open up your options and get your gold evaluated today.