Early middle aged investor trying to attain financial independence for his immediate family and also leave a small legacy at his death to serve as a foundation for future generations. Timber sent me to school and allowed me to obtain my professional degree. Parents were excellent savers but not investors due to scars from the Great Depression. Favorite maxims are: "A fool and his money are soon parted" and " Always look within, not outside, for answers." Appreciate all discussion on SA, especially from "battle scarred, time tested"' elders.