Hey guys. East Tennessee guy interested in personal finance here. I'm a newbie to the whole finance world. I saw this forum, and decided to check it out and make an account with the hope of learning more about personal finance and investing and stuff like that . Hopefully you guys won't be too hard on me, with me being a COMPLETE newbie and everything. I've always dreamed of investing into SOMETHING, and I've got quite a few friends who have invested in various companies, so I'd really like to join them. Anyways, I'm looking forward to seeing what this forum has to offer!