Hi all, I am a new member and am looking for some advice, basically a "What would you do now?" scenario. I have a basic understanding of finance principles but do not have enough nous or confidence to follow my gut instinct. I bought my home approximately 2 years ago for approx. $450k. Borrowed $344k. I have split the loan into P&I and IO, 50%-50% fixed-variable. To date, myself and my partner have paid approx. $80k. This $80k is in effectively an offset account. I own approx. $30k in shares and have approx. $5-10k in the bank. We own our car. I have an approved margin loan account available of $50k with my shares as collateral. To date, this account has not been used. My partner's salary services the loan with approx. $1k to spare. She earns approx. $65k before tax. I earn approx. $80k before tax (in my own small pty. Ltd. company. The company earns more than this, around $15k, but i only pay myself this figure to stay within the 30% tax bracket). Possibly looking to start a family within 2-3 years (we will then be on my wage only for around 6 months before my partner goes back to work p/t) and purchase a car later this year for approx. $50k (in the company name (or do i lease?)). When we do start a family, i will also pay my partner a wage to do the books etc. from home therefore lowering my taxable income by as much as possible. I would like to purchase an IP later this year, if not earlier, yet don't really know if this is the right action? I would then like to get a 3rd then 4th IP as soon as practical in the future. Would using my margin loan be a better response? Should i debt recycle-how though? What i really like to know is "what would you do if you were in my shoes"? Potentially i will receive different responses from this thread, and i know there are different ways to skin a cat so to speak, however, i will be looking for a common thread in responses where possible. My investment timeframe would be 5-10+ years and consider myself to be not scared of risk but obviously not a risk cowboy. I understand that risk and return are generally inclusive of eachother. By accountant is not much help unfortunately and my financial advisor has gone AWOL. Any sound assistance / advice would be greatly appreciated. I understand it is only advice that will be provided, but i am sure that your advice will be from past experience which can only assist me. Thanks again in advance.