Hi all, My name is Paul; I’m 24 years old, work as a Research Assistant, have studied Business at TAFE, live in the Newcastle area and am currently at the beginning of my investing life. After finding InvestEd about a week ago, I have to say that I am very impressed with the information presented on this site and the knowledge of its members. From what I have seen so far I believe InvestEd is an invaluable resource and one that will no doubt help me enormously in the coming years. My desired outcome from investing is simple: • Attain financial independence so that I may be able to choose when I want to work, provide for my family, create an inheritance for generations to come and help the community in as many ways as possible. Getting to this outcome however will surely be anything but simple. The good thing though is that I already have a plan to do it (whether it works is a different story). The first step of my plan is to create an income producing business (which I am currently in the process of creating). The second step is to stream the majority of this income into 3 separate purposes: • Shares • New Business Ventures • Property From investing in shares I hope to create an additional income source that will be used for investment in property. From investing in new business ventures I hope to create additional income sources for investing in shares, property and more new business ventures, while also creating an increase in my net worth as the businesses shareholder. From investing in property I hope to create increased net worth through capital growth. This is an ambitious plan and will require lots of work. But if other people out there in the world can do it, then I can too (with help from InvestEd of course).