Sound advice, Tonker.
I would only add take the gold to as many buyers as you can, shopping around for the best price. Even so, the gold market being what it is, you will still get screwed.
If your gold has any sentimental value at all, keep it for that. If not, my advice is to sell it fast and don't look back. Ignore all the gold hyping "forecasts" from those whose only interest is selling gold. If it is that damn good, why don't they hang on to it themselves?
By the way, a lot of those who enthusiastically tout gold for sale on TV and online have none in stock. They are brokers who get the highest price from you - payment first! - and then buy it from the cheapest source they can find, making their profits on the generous margin. I wouldn't even justify it with the name of "investment," I would call it a scam.