Once you've had a chance to read through a basic brewing book, like How to Brew, focus on your sanitation and your controlling your fermentation temperatures. If you intend to brew in the summer and fall, then you'll need at least a basic level of fermentation temperature control. This is really important for about 95% of styles with the exception of a few Belgian styles like saison.
You can drop bank of shiny equipment, fancy ingredients, or brewing software (I do love BeerSmith) but controlling your fermentation temps is the most important part of brewing right up there with proper sanitation. If you decide that you want to use liquid yeasts then also do some research in yeast starters but for new brewers I'd recommend starting out with dry yeast.
Good luck and welcome to a great hobby.