An acquaintance of mine is a daytrader. Unlike most daytraders he lives in a nice big house. He got this house with no down payment during the bubble. He did not bring home the bacon for a long time a few years in fact. His wife supports the household. He even sold his 2 cars to keep trading and lost it all. Now he's trying to get funds to trade again by trying to get hired at micro hedge fund which many people think it's actually a ponzi scheme. His wife gets a ride home from a male coworker who is "just a friend" she says. I suspect his wife is actually dating this guy. His house is almost empty with no furniture as he only was able to get the house but he never actually had the income to live in such neighborhood. Of course people call him loser. Even the condo watchmans and janitors treat him badly. People mock at him when he's walking to the public transport station. Even his wife spends long hours "just talking" in her coworker car at the condo entrance, after he gives her a ride home. What would you advice to such a guy? What would you do if you were him? I suggested him some jobs he could apply for but he was not interested. BTW told me he has blown up 3 six-figure accounts.