It sucks because I've sent out my resume to a lot of firms throughout the year. Some replied back that they really liked my experience and qualifications (stockbroker/risk analyst/retirement specialist/tax background/etc.) but just weren't hiring, but would keep me on file. I was planning on going to a prop shop and trade remotely in January with $2000 to start but just realized that my licenses expire at the end of this month. Unless I can somehow magically get it all processed in the next few days or find a job that hires and processes everything within the next few days, my licenses will officially drop. Series 7, 55, 24, 63. What a horrible way to end out the year. I wish I lived in NY or Chicago, it's hard finding anything in Dallas. I even went out to the Crescent Court and walked from firm to firm in a suit handing out resumes. I hate to give up on this industry and move on to another, but it looks like that time has come.