Yes, my answer to this question is of course yes. Most average Joes make tremendous money by INVESTING in stock market. you may ask, how do they do it and what different they do from what I do? Well, it's called buy stocks in long investment horizon. Think about those bot stock indexes in 30's and take out when retiring in 70's, then those 40's and 60's, 50's and 70's. 60's and 70's, 70's and 90's, 80's and 2000's, or even 90's and 2004's who are still well above water. Think. And you know you want to be a happy average Joe in this market. Do it.