Random Q on a rainy day over here (prob been discussed b4) Was just considering how to encourage my son to invest for his future rather than wasting $'s on crap (not that there's anything wrong with that sometimes). Then considered what gave me the bug... Whilst my M&D never invested in IP's I did experience them build/improve their PPOR. Grew up in a new estate so witnessed others around doing the same. When I moved out paying off someone else's property seemed crazy. However what I reckon educated/drove me for IP's; When I was ~8 my parents gave me a Flash Deluxe Monopoly game for my birthday, played it with my younger brothers regularly, min every school holidays, rainy weekends, challenge obviously buying/having the right property provided the most income, pay fines etc, ultimately have lots of $'s, win the game.