I'm a single mother looking to start investing. I have been researching and saving money, and am close to being ready to make the jump. 

I'm wondering if anyone else on here is a single parent and how you began investing. What was the most difficult part? Startup costs? Biggest lesson you learned?

I'm thinking of purchasing a duplex and renting out the other side. Price range I've been looking at is up to 130k. Duplex because I dont think I will be able to manage much else. Pros and cons to duplex? 

Any tips or advice is greatly appreciated !!