Hi guys, I've been lurking on here for about a year and a half getting all the info I could before starting up my biz. Here's a quick run down...a year and a half ago my job got cut back to 30 hrs a week but I still got to keep my benifits. My wife had zero on her job but it payed great. (mine didn't) So essentially we live off of her check and my benifits (401k, medical and dental) Anyway, I work for the hospitol association here, and we just lost 1/3 of our income (an upper payment limit acct) and there's a big stink about where all the money went, (20 million over 4 years) as opposed to what the new company is doing it for.(1/10th of what we charged) After 4 years of working there I've been cut to 30 hours and I can already hear them whining come raise time. I've had it with corparate America...up to my freakin' eyeballs. Low pay for doing all the work while a bunch of anal women who've let power go to their heads running around insisting everything be done the hard way. So come spring I'm throwing in the towel. I'm 43 years old and all I've ever done was work for someone else. I don't want to find myself 60 one day and wondering...what if??? So last year after the hurricane I began my plan...quietly bought a 5x10 trailer to pull with my Tacoma...the wife lifted an eyebrow but that's about it. About a month or two later she comes home from work all giggly..."I've got insurance at my job now!" Then it was my turn to raise an eyebrow. I came right out with it right then and there...told her I had to know if I could make it on my own...Now she's an accountant and born under the sign of the chicken, but she caved in. (we've been married 9 years) So I did a lot more research on here...I kept reading over and over to start small...so that's what I'm doing...wish me luck.