Here is my situation. I only want to trade part time. I have a regular job that allows me to set my own hours and work at home almost every day, so I can put aside some time during the day for trading and do my other work when I please. But I do not plan to trade a lot. I am only looking to supplement my income a little. I plan to do no more than 3 or 4 round trips a day and an occasional swing trade. I expect my average share size to be 1000 shares per round trip, and to do only one round trip at a time so I don't have to concentrate on too many things at once. Also, if it's possible I'd like to put no more than $5000 in my account, and I want a firm that has a proven and stable trading platform. Given my situation, what would be a good prop firm for me to look into? Would a prop firm even be suitable for me, or should I wait till I have more money and then get a retail account?