I was talking with a much younger friend only yesterday about getting started in investing. We were basically just discussing what investment is, the importance of good advice and support, developing an investment strategy, and how to get started. I'll spare you the long, but very interesting, conversation, but it got me thinking about how much money someone would really need to have saved in order to get started on their property investing journey. I was lucky - I had equity in my PPoR that allowed me to get moving. But, for a fresh faced uni graduate (i.e.. someone with no savings, and only just starting full time employment), how much in savings do you think they need to have saved before thinking about getting into the property market? I know that it is dependent upon the price of the potential investment property (as deposits are % of price etc), however I'd be interested to know, especially from the parents who are currently helping their adult children get into the IP market for the first time, what sort of advice did you give them about how much to save etc before making the leap, contacting brokers, looking for a place etc?