I'm a 31 year old Civil Engineer, working in the public sector in the railroad industry. I am "living the american dream", I own a house, I have a 2-year old daughter, a baby boy on the way, a crazy beagle, and a wife who rolls her eyes every time I think I say something funny. I'm Professional Engineer and I'm not an investment professional, advisor, or know-it-all. I consult my dad who raised me to be frugal, and I bounce my ideas and analysis off of him and a few of my college buddies. I have a few goals for my life: 1.) Be a great dad, 2.) Be able to provide for my family financially 3.) Teach my kids the value of saving their money 4.) Help my kids pay for higher education 5.) To have a stable and worry-free retirement. In the last year I made major headway on #1 by switching jobs and joining the public sector and being much closer to home. As a result, the other goals have started to unfold nicely. Switching jobs left a sizeable 401k that I needed to rollover. I'm rolling it over from a target-year retirement account (where the fees were going to increase because I was no longer with my previous employer) to a Traditional IRA account using DGI. I plan on using Seeking Alpha to track my progress, and also compare it to my previous account. I look forward to bouncing my ideas off of a larger sounding board and also sharing my progress with some of the other younger investors.