I am 25 years old and currently without a job and completely new to RE. I got Dean's books 2 weeks ago and began reading. I lost my job 2 days ago and now have finished PFRERN. I am a really optimistic person, and motivated to get this started. I have looked around this site a little bit so far and I like how friendly people are here. I look forward to getting the help I need to get started and get myself out of my bad situation, and once helping others as well.
Good luck and fortune to us all!