Welcome to InvestChat, a community for investors in Australia to share knowledge, learn together and support each other in their wealth creation endeavours. InvestChat covers all aspects of investing, but specialises in financial planning, portfolio construction, discussion of managed funds and ETFs, using property and shares together in a complementary portfolio and structures such as trusts and self managed super funds (SMSF) and protecting your wealth using insurance. Previously known as InvestEd ("Investor Education"), InvestChat is an online community built and operated around a well proven framework developed by an experienced team of community managers who are themselves experienced investors. This site is still operated by the same business "Investor Education Pty Ltd", but we decided to rebrand and relaunch the site as part of a major redevelopment and refocus of the goals behind the site. We aim to provide a supportive and safe environment for people to learn about investing or to share their knowledge and expertise with other like-minded people looking to build wealth and provide for their financial future. We have a strict set of rules for how we expect members to behave, which can be summarised into two basic principals: add value to the community be nice to each other Please refer to the forum rules for more details about what we expect from our members. We encourage people from all backgrounds, strategies, experience levels and interests to join in our community and contribute. Even if you don't feel you have any answers yourself, but just ask questions - that still adds significant value to the discussion because someone else will always be wanting to ask those same questions at some point, so don't be scared to ask! Membership of InvestChat is free - everyone is welcome to join and become part of the community. We encourage new members to join and post something about themselves and their businesses in our Introductions Forum. If you have any questions about how to use this website or suggestions on how we might improve it, please post your questions in the Help & Feedback discussion area. You can always contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have difficulty accessing your account. InvestChat is operated by the same team who run the busy and successful PropertyChat property investment discussion forums and the recently launched BusinessChat business and startup discussion forums. We also operate the archives of the predecessor to PropertyChat on behalf of Ian & Jan Somers: the Somersoft property investment forums. We have over 14 years experience operating online communities and are excited by the possibilities we see in making InvestChat the best online resource for investors in Australia.