Hello, all! I am new to this website and am looking forward to reading and learning from all you pro's out there. Let me tell you something about myself to begin with. As stated on my profile, I am 40, no wife or kids. I have been saving like the dickin's towards my retirement via my brokerage account for stocks...am a member of The Motley Fool Million Dollar Portfolio and planning on making it in 20 years time, maybe less. I've got a decent sized emergency fund, maxing out my 401k for the first time ever since February of this year and am saving up for a duplex to rent out both floors. I've got about 17 grand saved up for that thus far. I won't say I am frugal like a monk, but am good at saving.
I was in debt up to my neck about seven years ago until I finally got a good paying job. Since then, I am shy when it comes to credit. It's also why I want to save up and buy the duplex, cash only. I know other people have done it. I don't care about low mortgage rates, I just don't want to owe anyone anything. I will live in a tent in Alaska or out of a ruck sack if I have to. I am learning what I can about property management via books, blogs and anyone I know who's got hard experience in it. Bored yet? Enough of my jabbering. Thanks for listening!