I'm 32 and I've worked as a Mechanical Engineer for Motorola since 2000 in the Northwest Chicago Suburbs. Things are going OK, although my actual dream is to go back to work in a more fun-type job (such as working as an attractions host at Walt Disney World like I did in college), however, there's no way that I'd be able to make ends meet doing that type of work - which is where real estate investing comes in!! I'd also like to have more time to pursue personal hobbies and to travel for long periods at a time. I've dabbled in real estate a bit....I hold both IN and IL broker's licenses (working under my own little real estate office on the side) and I have Chicago-area MLS access. My goal is to really get moving on some hard-core investing so I can move on with my life!!!