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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by USC, 2nd Jan, 2016.

  1. USC

    USC Active Member

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Melbourne
    A brief hello to all...

    Have been lurking on SS and now PC for a while, but always found it too hard to take the plunge to join and post. My lurking (and probably now postings) undulates from 5 mins total/month to several times a day, depending on how life and interest in investing is going.

    I'm hoping to be able to contribute something useful to this great forum as have learnt so much from SS/PC. A little about me:

    - early 30s, growing family, a 21 month old keeping us busy and hoping to add to the family in the next little while
    - bought first property 9 years ago
    - have PPOR and a few IPs scattered around the eastern states
    - have a modest but growing share portfolio
    - fortunately both really enjoy our jobs for the moment so realistic goals are to:
    1) renovate and pay off PPOR by 45
    2) be financially free at 45 so that we have options. eg. both work part time, husband start a business, ?retire (unlikely). In $$ terms this means $95K passive income ($65K in today's $$)
    3) continue to live life during this time and enjoy the journey. Our priority is family time, so we won't be spending all our weekends renovating IPs for example (been there, done that) - the mantra is to outsource if someone can do it quicker and a much better job!

    Cheers,
    USC
     
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  2. monalisa

    monalisa Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Location:
    Sydney
    Hi @USC

    Welcome to the forum!

    Congratulations on your achievements to date.

    Looking forward to hearing about your real estate experiences.
     
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  3. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Hi USC
    great to have you here.
     
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