To many, the future has become a daunting specter – a phantom that bodes nothing but ill will, and we do all we can to bunker ourselves against its relentless onslaught. We hide in books, TV, games, sport, parties and pastimes to deny it’s existence.

Escapism is a natural reaction to the fear of which we don’t speak. Which futurist was it – Alvin Toffler or Faith Popcorn who spoke of “cocooning”? When I’m safe at home in my little heaven with my beautiful wife and my books at night and the phone has stopped ringing and the drapes are drawn, a false security can be comforting: a feeling that nothing will change.

Yet it arrives: every day, every hour, every minute, every second. This minute is the future I feared two minutes ago – the future I dreaded yesterday and last week and last year. It is inevitable, inexorable, inescapable. It doesn’t knock or ask permission before it arrives, and there are often no warning shots across the bow.

And so we can stick our heads in the sand with the majority of people out there and attack any semblance of warning or invitation to preparation, call it it a conspiracy theory or prepper poppycock, and persiflage the prophets, as humanity historically has, or we can objectively and maturely evaluate the possibilities and our options.

The future is arriving and will arrive, regardless of what we want or wish, and we can either be properly prepared or devastated. There were plenty of warnings about the 2008 financial disaster, but it was more comfortable to deny it and ridicule those who warned us. Those who heeded the warnings, however, made a lot of money and benefited all the way to the bank and real security. The average American is 40% less wealthy than he was before 2008, and most will never recover, because the next one will be far worse. And it’s on its way.

Those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and few of us would like to be the victims in the next financial disaster. And there are a lot more, credible, urgent warnings with verifiable argumentation. I can ride the coming tsunami like a champion surfer or drown like the proverbial rat – it’s my choice. I prefer to be well prepared this time. The past is gone, and fortunately we don’t have to repeat our former blunders; every day, we get another chance to do it right.

Today certainly is the first day of the rest of your life. Just as we own car insurance, house insurance, life insurance, accident insurance, and health insurance, how about MONEY INSURANCE? Paper money has a 150 year history that is all bad – every paper substitute for gold has failed, without exception – while gold (real money) has a 5,000 year history that is all good. Start exchanging your depreciating paper money for real gold money – the new international money – as soon as possible to insure your wealth and avoid suffocating in the coming financial implosion. Ask me how.

Robin Elliott LeverageAdvantage.com