I've been a lurker for I guess two or three years. You all have a really great message board here. I have really enjoyed reading the posts, especially during the financial crises not too long ago.
I am 33 and work in IT. My goal is to semi-retire around age 45, probably continuing to work in IT but as part-time or as a consultant. I'd also like to try expating (no particular country in mind) someday if I can convince a company to pay for it.
I am a natural when it comes to LBYM. I've always had extra savings available but for a long time had no idea how to invest. I found the morningstar forums and bogleheads around three years ago and have learned a lot from them. I would say I follow a mixture of both the boglehead strategy and the "income and dividend", devotees over at morningstar, strategy. I prefer to use broad market cap weighted indexes when possible, while also keeping an overall dividend yield of between 3% and 4%. I'm also a "PSSST Wellessley" fan, which takes up all of my Roth IRA. Overall I am about 80% stocks and 20% bonds.
Ok, back to lurking.