Last time I asked about health/life insurance. That's easier to manage since insurance companies dont really care about your job status as long as you can pay their monthly premiums, period. But what about things like renting, bank loans, credit card applications, etc. Things that actually ask you about your job and income. For example, apartments want proof of income and usually require your most recent pay stub statements. What do I tell them then? "I have no conventional job but I have a big bank account and trade in the markets for a living?" That usually won't cut it. Even if they consider it they'll start asking for much more personal stuff like bank balances and how much is in your brokerage accounts. That's too private IMO. God knows what'll happen if I try to apply for a bank loan and tell them I have no job other than trading. To me, it seems that the hardest part of becoming totally independent and trade for a career is not the funding, or the money, or the trading techniques, or the many other subjects people post here in these forums. Those are obvious questions. The hardest part for me to figure out is how to take care of these seemingly simple things that require you to show you have a conventional job with a steady conventional income..... which we all know, trading is anything but!