I'm a recent Navy enlistee taking this career change because I belief it would get me closer to success in a much quicker way. My goal from joining the Navy is to save enough money to invest $30,000 in these two funds I have in mind, on stocks, and eventually on precious metals. So for the time being I'm trying to learn as much about everything there is to know about investing and eventually trading. I just want to be in my 30s or 40s and be thinking back to when I had nothing and all the hard work I had to put in to see the rewards of those efforts finally paying off. It's my second and last goal I have given myself and I know I will accomplish it too. But, in order to fulfill that goal I must first inform myself well and from what I've seen thus far from this site, I think the SA community and the site itself will be of great help in aiding me with information. So feel free to share your input with me because it won't go unappreciated it, thanks. --- It's exciting to dream and nostalgic to remember.