I am a noob but have been educating myself on options over the past couple of years. I decided that becoming debt free was a priority over trading so I have never had a brokerage account. I have paid off my home & am now 100% debt free. (mission accomplished) My credit rating is over 750 with two credit card accounts & a heloc. I use the credit cards on a regular basis for monthly expenses but they are paid off every month. I carry no balance on anything. I have built up a small amount of capital & I would like to try options trading. My "problem" is I am being laid off from my job at the end of the month. I look at it as an opportunity to give it my full attention for a while. I can survive on unemployment easily & will have a cushion with my severance. Question- Can I open an account with think or swim without employment verification?