I know it may come as a surprise to some people, but the US dollar is backed by NOTHING... It is just digital or printed notes that are nothing but debt instruments used to manipulate the US government and governments around the world. Every dollar that goes into circulation is issued as a debt by the Federal Reserve which is nothing more than the face of the international banks and the people I call the "money masters". Money backed by nothing and can be inflated at will is called FIAT(no not the car company! HA!) currency.
Here is a news flash. If you are issuing currency into existence you don't have to borrow it from a bank. You can issue it directly, no debt attached. You don't need banks at all. Nor do you need a national debt.
Now be forewarned that letting this dirty little secret out of the bag while in a position of influence in government or a highly visible public figure will likely get you KILLED! We can't have you going around issuing your own currency!
The point of this post is to raise awareness and to let you know that we need to use as many options as we can to not have all our eggs in the US dollar basket. So have things you can barter, or skills you can trade. Also look at alternative forms of currency outside of the international mafia of banking. Some suggested ways you can do this is through precious metals which I know in times past I have talked about. Also you can look at crypto currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, and many many others.
One of the fastest and easiest ways to invest in gold today is a company called Bitgold. No, I don't have any affiliation with the company, and it is just a company that in fact makes it quite easy to invest in gold, even very very small amounts at your convenience and you can request they send the gold to you directly once you reach a minimum amount on hand. You can have them send you bullion or even exchange them for coins like the Maple Leafs and Eagles for a fee. It is very convenient and they will take US dollars or Bitcoin as payment. Not an easier way that I know of to get into precious metals. I don't recommend putting all your eggs into precious metals. The market for them is too small and easy for the Federal Reserve and their minion banks to manipulate. So I would only recommend a portion of your holdings in precious metals.
The next option I will touch on here is crypto currencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum. You can very easily convert USD into cryptos and there are lots of ways to do this. My two favorite methods are through a company called Coinbase.com, and another company called Circle.com. You can link a bank account, or debit/credit card to your account and make purchases of Bitcoin. Then transfer those funds to your own wallet which is done by installing software in your computer, tablet, or phone. Then sending the funds to yourself.
This post isn't meant to be a tutorial on how to do these things. I may follow up with a step by step example of how to use these services to help the beginner. Again crypto markets are small so it would be easy for the monster banks to come in and manipulate prices by creating booms and bust cycles to drive people out. So again only put a portion of your holdings in crypto currencies.
By holding other currency besides the USD, which is pure "faith" based debt that really is part of the international banking ponzi scheme, you are giving yourself some leverage in the event of national banking, international banking, or some other crisis making your holdings worthless, and your ability to feed you and your family practically impossible. Don't trust the money masters. They full well plan to collapse the fiat currencies in existence today to roll them up under regional currencies with a master currency as control. People will be left with nothing before it is all said and done. Don't get caught unaware.
Take the time now to learn about your options and how to ensure you have access to money. The learning curve can be steep, so now is the time to Be Prepared!