Investing in something other than the stock market. It turns out that I am sick of the stock market. Where can you put money safely (other than personal savings, which in turn gets dumped into the stock market) as an investment? For reference, I have exactly one piece of debt. My Mortgage. Zero Credit card debt, zero auto loans. All the advice I have read suggests 4 places, all of them probably rad the same wiki page and then just copied it to their blog or whatever. 1. government something, like treasury bonds and gold and shit. 2. real estate, really? people still do this? I also lump Domain name buying in this one. 3. Micro loans. Becoming part of a loaning group that makes small loans. 4. Invest "in yourself' doing side work, starting a company, etc (so I have to trade more of my time on earth for money) Really? that's it? the stock market, or one of those four things? Tell me there is more than that. And, if nothing else, where is a safe place to store money? Banks have proven they can and will go under and keep your money. They can and will foreclose on your property. Where can the money be put safely?