Yeah, she knows very well what I intend to do.....hell, she's already volunteered to help out with my leaf clean-ups this fall! I completely understand the whole insurance/benefits thoughts. Right now Im covered with crappy student insurance. Shes still under her parents policy. When we are married, as a last resort, we can still both be under student insurance just as long as she remains a student (she is just a sophomore) After that I can only hope I played my cards right and make more than enough to afford insurance. As far as retirement, well I haven't looked well into it, but its definitely not something I have overlooked either. She has stated she would be my secretary, but if needed I'm sure she'd work somewhere else, as she has said she would work in a bank (apparently her major is worthless). Now if my whole thing doesn't work out I'm prepared to move to someplace like Kansas City and work for a landscaping company there. With all the design experience/ talent (not to brag) that I have I'm sure landing a landscape design job would be of little challenge. The way I look at it is that I'm 24 and still have a full life ahead of me. I already have once sold a lawn care business along with a clientele of near 100. I later regretted it. I just owe it to myself to try and live my dreams....at least once. Oh...and I'm playing with the thought of starting a satellite company in her hometown of Leavenworth, Kansas (home of the famous Leavenworth prison) in a few years down the road....all depends how things work out here first though. There are just a few landscaping companies there right now...it should be easier to establish a company there than it would be here!