Most college students have too many financial worries to consider putting money aside for investing in silver or anything else. But silver is likely to become that financial secret people look back on in a decade, wishing they had had the sense to buy it.
Silver is relatively cheap and its value is far more depressed than that of gold. Throughout history the prices of silver and gold would rise at equal precentages, and yet over the last 50 years silver has grown far less quickly. Until recently, that is. According to The Christian Science Monitor, silver has been rising faster than gold in the year 2010 at a ratio of 4% to 1% respectively.
For young people who are seeking to set money aside for building their future, investing in silver is a gold mine. Relatively cheap compared to gold (you can currently buy 50 silver coins for the price of 1 gold coin), silver promises to rise in value much faster than gold.
Unlike paper money which the government can inflate the supply of and reduce the value of in consequence, silver has a more limited supply as mining costs serve as a check on the quantity. According to investment genius, Peter Schiff, Silver is likely to increase in value even more than gold. Given the far lower cost of an ounce of silver compared to an ounce of gold, silver offers an excellent invest opportunity for young people with limited funds.
For college students who wish to set some of their labor aside for building their future, no investment can top silver as far as the relative low cost and expected high returns. With unprecedented spending by the government and increased printing of money (quantitative easing), there is every indication that investments in silver (or gold if you can afford it) offer as sure a way as you can find right now for preserving and increasing the value of your money.
For advice on how to invest in silver coins, read my article on buying metals.