The little message at the top of the window said "please consider posting some information about yourself in the Introduction Forum" so here I am ...! I'm a bit of a late starter as I'm in my early 40's and because of my career I've had to move all around the country although I've been living in Brisbane, my hometown, for the last 6 years. Thinking that I may have to move again at some time in the future but not in love with the idea of renting all the time, I decided to buy a small 2 bed unit 4 years ago in the Nundah area to live in, however (touch wood) I've been lucky enough to be stable in Brisbane since then. As it turns out, maybe because I'm single and work all the time, I've paid off the unit and am now wondering what I should do... So here I am, single, got my own PPOR, a few shares, zero debt, a decent income (anyone want to date? Lol) and with a renewed interest in the property investing world. I wouldn't say I'm a complete newbie as I have bought and read a lot of books including those by Jan Somers, Margaret Lomas, Anita Bell, Steve McKnight and a few others and I'm also familiar with the old SS forums as well. So for now the idea is to continue to enjoy reading and gaining knowledge here but (without any actual hands on experience yet) hopefully I'll be able to join in and contribute with my own experiences one day soon... On that thought, thanks to everyone who contributes on these forums...!