Originally Posted by britsteroni
I think a lot of people would agree with your disdain for Wall Street. Have you done much reading on index mutual funds? I think rental real estate is a great wealth building tool. Do you have specific goals or plans to build a real estate investment portfolio that will support you upon retirement or if you are unable to continue doing manual labor? If you or anyone else is interested in learning more about real estate investment, I would highly recommend www.biggerpockets.com/forums
I haven't done a lot of research on index, but again I'm not a big fan of mutual funds either. Thanks for the link to the forum I'll check it out. I plan on using the profits (after my cut too) of my business to invest in cash flow properties. That way I can be done with manual labor in about 10 years and still operate (manage my business) if I choose to.