The current value for an ounce of gold is around $1,316.00; this price will slightly change on a day-to-day basis and as of most recently has been on the rise. While the value of many items is decreasing, gold is one of the very few to be on the rise. Another item’s value that is currently increasing is silver.
When thinking of the value of an ounce of gold, around thirteen hundred dollars, one may ask themselves, “What could I buy that is equal to an ounce of gold?” With this question in mind, listed below are several items that can be purchased for the same, current value of an ounce of gold; or less.
10 Home Mortgage/Rent Payment: Average Cost $1,061
The current average cost for a mortgage payment within the United States is around $1,061. Therefore, most of us could pay one mortgage payment with a couple of hundred bucks left over. The United States average monthly rent payment is around $804. This would allow for most renters to pay more than a month and a half’s rent to equal an ounce of gold.
9 Desktop or Laptop Computer: Average Cost $1,000
The average cost of a desktop or laptop is around $1,000. Therefore, either can be purchased for less than the value of an ounce of gold. Some popular brands of desktops and laptops include; Apple, Compaq, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Packard Bell, Toshiba and Vizio. When purchasing a desktop or laptop, ensure that the system comes with the programs you need (such as Windows Office) and shop around for the best price.
8 Home Entertainment System: A Little Less Than $1,300
Complete with a plasma or LCD TV, surround sound speaker system and audio/video tuner, most home entertainment systems can be purchased for less than the value of an ounce of gold. Across the United States, millions of home owners watch television on a daily basis, pay for cable or other TV services and most upgrade to include movie and/or sport channels. Recently, a change in the way signals are sent from broadcasting stations required for many of people to purchase new television sets in order to receive this new, all-digital signal.
7 Home Security System: Less Than An Ounce of Gold
A home security system will provide security for you, your family and your possessions. Costing less than the value of an ounce of gold, a home security system is ideal for those whom are looking to safeguard their home. On the market, there are a number of companies who offer home security installation and monitoring. Some companies to consider are as follows; ADT, Front Point and Honeywell.
6 Firearms: $150-$1,800
The average cost of a firearm can range from $150-$1,800 depending upon the gun type. Most guns cost well under the value of an ounce of gold and in some circumstances you could purchase two or three. For instance, the average cost of a shotgun is round $150. The average cost of a handgun, such as a 9mm, is around $400 and the average cost of an assault rifle is around $1,300 (almost the exact value of an ounce of gold). With the conditions of our economy worsening, many are opting the purchase of a firearm. It should be noted that when purchasing a firearm, protective items such as gun safety’s and a gun vault.
5 Guard Dog: $1,000
Many of families consider the option of purchasing a guard dog to protect their home and family. A good guard dog can be bought for a thousand dollars, or so; however, certain trained guard dogs can cost as much as $25,000. Guard dogs costing closer to the range of one thousand dollars are as follows; Doberman Pinscher’s, German Shepard’s and Rottweiler’s. Each of these dogs are well-known for their trustworthiness, attentiveness and strength.
4 Washer and Dryer: $1,300
While many washers and dryers cost more than an ounce of gold, there are some on the market that can be bought for $1,300 or less. A washer and dryer set is almost mandatory for any household and there are a wide variety of brands and options on the market. Washers and dryers can be bought as top load or front load and are also available in varying colors. Some trusted affordable brands of washers and dryers are as follows; Lg, Haier, Kenmore and Whirlpool.
3 Digital Camera: $500
In today’s world, one of the most popular electronics is a digital camera. Not just an ordinary digital camera but one that has high megapixels and digital zoom for capturing pictures worthy of being posted on blogs such as ones dedicated to food or outdoor living. Many decent digital cameras can be purchased for under $500; however, digital cameras can cost as much as $20,000. When purchasing a camera, it is suggested to first do your research and spend the time necessary searching for the best deal.
2 Tiffany & Co. Necklace: $1,300
Why not use your gold, to buy some gold? Equal to an ounce of Gold, many of the necklaces at Tiffany & Co. cost under $1,300. Tiffany & Co. has been designing jewelry since 1837; that’s over 176 years. Creating masterpieces, that are known to make a women’s heart melt, Tiffany & Co. offers jewelry that every girls dreams to have in her collection. Their signature turquoise blue and white box is well-known and bound to add an instance smile to any women’s face. Tiffany & Co. sells all makes of jewelry including; bracelets, rings, earrings, pendants, wedding bands and much more.
1 Family Vacation: $1,300
One of the most adventurous ways to spend $1,300 is to take a family vacation. This vacation could be a weekend getaway or week long camping trip in the wilderness. Costing less than $1,300, the current value of an ounce of gold, a family vacation provides the opportunity for creating memories and enjoying time with your family. When planning a family trip, consider doing something, or going somewhere, that each member of the family will appreciate.
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