BubbaBuddhist wrote:... If we become a fascist society, where the government assumes the right to seize citizen's assets--leave. Move to where you stashed the gold and live there.
Can you be certain of getting out? Many Jews tried to leave Nazi Germany but couldn't get a visa.
Did the Buddha stash gold in the forest? Hardly!
If you lose all your money, it's likely you will find shelter and food, through social security payments, working, or begging. What else do you need? If things are really bad, you die. So what?
About ten years ago I decided on a long-term investment policy, leaving me free to think about other things than money juggling. Check out ideas by people like Warren Buffett and Jim Bogle to see how you might "invest and forget".
Buddhist monks don't even handle money, I think the rest of us should handle it as little as possible!
Did the Buddha give any direct advice on how lay people should handle money?