just because you can afford something doesnt mean you need to go out and buy it today.
going slow will not only save you money, it will increase the chances of sucess. i cannot stress this enough, so i will say it again. going slow will increase the chances of success.
put it this way, if you have lots and lots of money you can fully stock a tank in a day but you cannot mature the system in this amount of time.
as you have said there are also many things for you to learn as well. for example, calcium, alk, and magnesium which is REQUIRED in a reef tank. personally i would rather see you invest in a quality protein skimmer at this time then corals as it is the heart of a saltwater tank. reviews should be read to ensure the purchase of one that is quality and will do an effective job skimming.
i hope this doesnt sound like an attack as i only intend to get a point across. going slow, is the way to go.