Hi There! What a great site! Thanks to those who have set it up and maintain/moderate it. Finally found the site I've been looking for all these years, can't believe its taken me so long. I'm in my late 30's and I'm just looking for a community of like minded folk who can help, educate, inspire and motivate me to achieving my financial goals. Hopefully I can do some of this for others too . I've been what I call an 'in and out' investor for over a decade now. I started out my investment journey around 12 years ago pretty fired up with lots of goals and enthusiasm and have achieved some of those goals, however, I've found that I've become a bit complacent over the years (bought, ran and sold a restaurant... while working full time, also have 3 tweenie kids... with a wife and while I have a library of books/resources sitting behind me, haven't really made the commitment to really take my investments to the next level by educating myself and committing to nurture them along consistently. Partly this has been because I just haven't been able to mingle with like minded folk who find this topic interesting/invigorating and who want to achieve something more than just working the old 9 to 5. We own an investment property in Perth (I live in Canberra) and also have a modest share portfolio with some cash reserves on the side. We are now thinking that we should really start looking at another investment property. I really should also take a scythe to my share portfolio and consolidate and refresh its holdings. So thats pretty much what has motivated me to get back into spending more time investing in my investment education. Look forward to a new journey of discovery!