Greetings, I have been paper trading basic options/spreads for many months (over a few years I guess) and have done "ok" with basically very small trades relative to the demo account size. I've been just doing very basic trading of selling naked puts, verticals, iron condors, selling strangles, etc. All selling, no long options. I've now paid off all debt and am ready to go live with a 20K account size using Think or Swim (I don't like the commissions but love the tools), but have some questions. My objective is to grow the 20K account (plus adding to it monthly) into something I can retire on. My problem is I have no real plan, no real understanding of how much to put at risk, and no real knowledge of how to adjust properly. I've just been getting out of the entire trade if it approaches the short strike. I also understanding nothing of volatility, and I'm sure some on here would suggest I not trade live until I do. I have simply been going with an 80% probability on the Think or Swim platform and either expiring in profit or closing if approaching the short strikes. So my questions are these: 1. What do I need to learn to go live, and where can I learn it? I did see the livevol site but feel that $250.00/month is quite expensive for my level of trading. 2. How can I develop some kind of a plan for growing the account into a retirement amount, when I'm not sure of expected returns (or even if I'll be profitable in general). I guess what I'm looking for is a mentor of some kind who can teach me how to plan and trade and adjust and follow through, etc. I'm quite sure this is a very expensive proposition involving either very expensive seminars or costly online mentoring, etc. Is there no other way to do this? Any input would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.