I tried searching, but I did not find any results. How much would you pay for professional trading classes and a professional mentor? $0, $10,000, $30,000. Ideally I would like to find a mentor. There is this company that is offering 8, three day trading classes, and 6 months time with a mentor, plus software, for $36,000. I do not believe you have to take all the classes, so costs can be lower. Some of the classes take place on the floor of the CBOE. (You probably can guess what the company is now. It is supposedly the only one that can do this) How much should one spend on you trading education? Is your education worth more or less than what you pay in computers and software and data feeds? I have read a lot of books, and I am still making a lot of basic mistakes. Over time I will learn from them and improve my trading. Probably losing some money in the process. I might be able to avoid the mistakes and learn within a faster time period by taking some classes. I am not looking for a get rich quick scheme, or trying to shortcut the downfalls of learning. But would paying for an education from professional traders be beneficial? And at what cost? Any thoughts from the career traders?