I've come to realization that in this game of being a real estate investor that one must sometimes be willing to make(what at the time may seem big)small sacrifices in order to succeed. For many of us here 'money' is a very scarce thing that we can afford to use towards our investing careers. A lot of us have a very tight budget that we need to stick to in order to make it from week to week. We have family to support and take care of as well as bills the endlessly roll in from out of nowhere. No matter how we seem to look at it, we just can't seem to get ahead no matter what we do it seems. Well I've concluded that no matter what i do in life, that I'll continue have bills of some sort coming in(everyone has their hands out for your money somewhere) and that if.....just if one week i decided to use that bill money and make a tiny investment into what could become the biggest investment of my life and put me on my way to financial independence, then I can afford just once to ignore that bill for that month and invest in my future. Well that's how some people look at it, but for others, they just look at the money that they have invested as a big waste and begin to be afraid that their small investment will turn sour and so their main focus is still on that small investment they made, not the BIG picture ahead. No matter what one decides to do financially, that little bit of money will come back to you in a very short period of time and the rewards will be well worth the investment(s)10 fold. You've just got to get out of the rut of thinking "Short-Term" and think more "Long-Term" and you'll find that the way you see your current situation will be in a whole new light. Just venting a bit and trying to enlighten others.
God Bless all!