I remember reading in random posts on NWFA of members who have invested in precious metals. For some reason, I've been thinking about slowly buying gold or silver and start saving that way. Could someone give me some tips or guidelines or trusted sites on where and how to start looking? The websites I've seen that sell bullion have indicators that say if the bars/rounds are IRA approved. What does that mean? Could I transfer my retirement money into gold/silver? And if so, do I physically get to hold on to it or do I just get some alert that my money is invested in precious metals. Someone please enlighten me.