I enjoy managing my personal retirement account. I am not an expert by any means, but enjoy the process and learning as i go. I have a degree in Economics from Purdue University, and own a small custom fence business in Indiana, specializing in custom cedar and wrought iron type fences. My main goal in investing is to be able to retire early, hopefully around 55 years old. It will take many good decisions in investing and also life in general. I have found Seeking Alpha to be a great place to learn from many very intelligent people.