Brand new to the forum, so thought I would share my story, and see what conversation transpires.
I'm 32 years old, and recently sold a business I started 7 years ago (in the property arena).
Sale price of the business was $3.2m, with zero borrowings.
Over the course of the business life, I purchased 9 IP's, 2 of which have been sold due to cash flow issues, leaving us with 7, which have effectively been paid down to generate our passive income goals.
I'm in the process of starting my next business venture, but also am really, really interested in shares. I'm one of those people who hates waiting, so want to jump straight in (I love risk); but completely understand that this would be the wrong move.
I've read some topics on here suggesting the Diploma of Financial Services to get a basic understanding; currently I have a financial planner who has sorted out our SMSF + financial plan etc, and I see huge value for money in the work he provides.
However, it is my own money, and am I placing too much trust in someone else?
I'm hoping there are other people on here in the same position as me, and can shed some insight into how they operate.
Looking forward to getting involved, and hopefully getting to know some of you!