In his first book (2007) Willem Middelkoop mentioned it wasn't a question if our financial system would collapse, but only when. The words proved prophetic. At the end of 2008 we were only a few hours away from the complete collapse of our global credit home.?In this book Middelkoop describes the history and characteristics of our current financial system and he shows us the true value and background of money. Gold appears to be the only currency to have never lost it's purchasing power over thousands of years. So, in a world full of crisis and currency wars it is no surprise gold is being discovered as a safe store of value once again. Gold and the secret of money contains essential information for anyone with a full piggy bank, large inheritance or bad retirement.