Got into investing in 2006 when I became fully independent from the family handling my funds. Began investing just in time to watch one of the biggest financial crashes that this generation will likely ever face. However, this crash also created the best buying opportunity that my generation will ever have. I also learned the value of having a diversified passive income stream as nearly 100% of my dividends came from inherited family stock in the banking industry. As a result I focus mainly on dividend paying stocks and etfs that provide an income stream outside of the financial industry.