I was a long time lurker and very occasional poster on ss for the last few years.Thought it was about time I joined here. Thanks to the Somers, Sim and mods for ss. It was a great source of info. Great to see how well PC has taken off. Brief background: I'm male mid 40's married with school aged kids. No IPs. Made a relative (relative) fortune by 34. Retired for 6 months. Got bored. Started another business. Lost a (relative) fortune by 40, Spent the last 5 years repairing the balance sheet. So now basically at the back end of a lost decade. Have just sold PPOR and currently renting whilst looking for next PPOR. Looking to downsize by 66% price wise, looking to invest remainder between shares, property and cash. Current business of 12 years business is in run off, will close doors within 6 mths. Just starting new business now. Excited about the future. Looking forward to reading lots on PI, shares, and running a business and hopefully contributing where I can.