Hi everyone, I live in Tasmania and am wanting to educate myself on property investing. My husband and I already have one investment property in Ballarat which we purchased with the help of an advisor a few years ago. We haven't received any follow up help or advice in relation to our investment (because this was going to cost us lots of $$ that we currently can't afford) which has left us high and dry. So we have recently been to a Financial Services company who have helped us refinance our current mortgages / debts so that we can pay it all off much faster and in turn be able to buy another investment property. We really want to invest in more property because we see it as a great way to save for retirement and financial security. I realise that we need a great "team" behind us (ie an accountant who knows all the ins and outs - which is a mission in itself!) but apart from that I have no idea who to talk to or where to start. So that is how I have stumbled across this forum - doing a bit of online research and hoping to be able to get some advice from others who have been there, done that! We were originally going to pay off our home mortgage, and then go to a firm who can guide us through investing in another property. But after reading some posts on another page I am now not so sure this is the best way forward? We are quite nervous about investing which is why we wanted someone to hold our hands as we go through the process but maybe if I do enough of my own research I can confidently purchase my next property on my own? Anyway, just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. I haven't yet looked through the other posts on here - there are probably heaps around already giving advice to others in my situation so I will sift through the forum when I get a chance. But in the meantime, if anyone can offer me a good place to start - ie books to read, maybe a short course to enrol in? And whether you have had a good or bad experience with wealth advisors I would be very appreciative!