A recent thread asked how long it took before you became consistently profitable (http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?threadid=10831). I'm curious how much money it took. For those of you that quit a job to become a trader, how much did you have to save before you felt comfortable taking the plunge? I'm guessing $100,000 would be the minimum ($50,000 for 2 years of bare-bones living expenses and $50,000 to learn how to trade and become profitable). Was anyone here able to do it with a part-time job (before/after market hours) and a $20,000 or $30,000 account?