Getting your finances under control is important, but it doesn’t have to be hard. Start by listing all of your assets, including all income sources, and add up all of your expenses. Whatever you have left over, you can invest.

Without properly hashing out your finances, you may automatically assume that you can’t afford to invest. The truth is, as long as you have a stable and reasonably well paying job with a regular history of employment, you should be able to obtain a loan for an investment property quite easily.