First, I'm kind of in a bad spot right now, financially. I'm living in a single room in a house, it's pretty small. I don't have much room or money to work with. I'm interested in putting on some muscle. Not much for now, I'm realistic and I will go after bigger goals when things get better. But I would still like to make some small gains right now. I think it would help my spirits to make a bit of progress. I am pretty much a n00bert to lifting. I don't have much cash to work with..I'd prefer not to go to a gym. I can afford a one time of expense of about...75 bucks right now. I would probably also be willing to shell out a bit of money for some protein powder, or whatever you guys think is appropriate, on a regular basis. So my question basically is, what should I invest in? As far as weights go, I was thinking a basic dumbell/barbell set. Just two dumbells and one bar, maybe 200 lbs worth of plates (I only weigh 155 right now so that is plenty at present). For supplements, I can really only afford to buy one thing regularly. I guess whey protein would be it? Any advice welcome.