It's simple, the rate of inflation has been greater than the shitty 3% interest you get on your savings... especially when they print out trillions of us dollars. Also, more importantly, the UN is fed up with the US Dollar, it will no longer be the reserve currency for the world. That means that dollars are going the way of the Germans' Marks, hyperinflation my friends. No one wants monopoly money, so thats why If I were holding american dollars I would invest them right away. If you dont know where to invest them a good investment is finite materials such as gold, silver, and platinum. These finite materials keep their value because there is a limit to them, the US$ is infinite however... it is just paper money. Worthless. China is definitely the new america, and the arab countries are wise in building up their stockpiles of gold. Heres the start of the new economy, the economy where a poor kid in a shanty town with just a PDA can become a millionaire through internet marketing. These are exciting times for those in the know.