A full time grad student and investor: Is this possible?

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Hello everyone! I am new to BiggerPockets and excited to be here! I'm a graduate student, starting school this Fall and am feeling a desire to act on these real estate thoughts in the back of my mind. Like any other Millennial (I'm 23), most of us are broke, however I want to start now rather than later. I currently have some paper investments so I am already apart of the investing world, but now I want to add on more to my portfolio. 

My questions to you all are:

  1. 1. Is this even a good idea? 
  2. 2. Where can I find good education resources? 

That's it! I'm looking forward to seeing some responses. Thank you.

I would say YES invest in real estate as early and as often as possible. I am 29 and got my Masters degree last year. Real estate will help pay of Student loan debt (If you have any) extremely fast depending on your strategy. so YES invest now. Educational resources I use are BP, BP books (ALL OF THEM), youtube, google , BP Podcasts, REI meetings and plain networking. Listening to a guru is fine to a point, they only want to sell information so when they start talking like that, leave....Most of them don't invest successfully which is why they are selling and regurgitating info. Utilize the best FREE university to date "Youtube, Google and BP"

You can definitely start now. I wish I did when I was in college.
You might think about buying a place with a lot of rooms and just renting out the rooms individually since you are in a college town.

Bigger pockets is a great recourse.

Also all the books in the link below are good to read.

http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2013/04/14/best-real-estate-books/

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