3 of 4 of the Gurus recommmended by posters have been through bankruptcy, Kiyosaki, Trump, and Robert Allen.. - Bankrupts....
Now I am all for second, third and fourth chances. but much of what Kiyosaki and Robert Allen have to offer in their books, tapes, seminars and other stuff is the kind of stuff that ranchers and cattleman have to zig zag to avoid.
Kiyosaki, for example, rouses seminar audiences by explaining that what accountants call an asset is really a liability. He is just plain wrong, but he smiles so when he says it.
Many of the "nothing down" devices promoted by Robert Allen were practices that required fraudulent acts (either against lenders or against sellers, and often against both) to succeed.
I provide a link that details the criticism of Kiyosaki and Robert Allen and other bogus gurus.
I would reccomend that you obtain real education, not ersatz guru hype. Your community College offers classes in Accounting, Real Estate Practices and Principles, Business law, Landlord Tenant law, Economics, and Management.
Additional courses that would be useful if you are thinking of being a hands on owner; are property management related. These would be intro to plumbing, electrical bsics, HVAc, Basic construction principles etc. This kind of practical knowledge will help you maintain and manage the properties that you acquire.