Hello new to this site and looking for ideas/advice Basically I have a broken heart, the man I want doesn't want me. Now I could paint his car with wood glue and cornflakes but I have decided that I would rather drive past him, in a Ford Mustang with diamond rings dripping off my fingers, on my way to another rental inspection as a land lord, while he struggles to find rent money. And I am hoping that this forum will help. It the moment I am trying to obtain finance to build my dream home, on the five acreas I own, in Victoria. This has developed a sense of urgency as the last council valuation has come in at $189,000. $11,000 below the threshold for land tax. I did want to start the process as an owner builder, but of course the bank will not finance me. I thought I could go the long way and do it by personnel loans but that may be unpractical. Does anyone have any ideas for owner builder finance? The other thing I am looking towards doing is buying into shares. If I borrow $5000 from the bank to invest am I best to place it into managed investment funds? Or should I see a broker and buy blue chips, and manage this myself? My idea is to start with the inital investment of five thousand borrowed from a bank and add progreesively to it over time. Hopefully them by the time I am 45 I would them have $50,000 plus dividines. but this opens up a whole lot of other questions, any ideas?