I'm 19....... I was thinking EchoTrade.... To make a long story short: I get an e-mail basically telling me after all is said and done, it's going to be near $1,000 to take, study for, and pay exchange dues and stuff for the Series 7. That isn't such a big deal for me, my trading could pay that off, but... is it worth it? To anyone that has any knowledge on the subject, beyond myself possibly going to work with EchoTrade, is there any big benefit to having it? I'm speaking in more of long term. I know it might let me get into other prop firms easier that require a series 7 *I think at least*, but .... what's the deal? Just want more information. So, what are the real benefits of a Series 7 if you have one? Is it worth the effort to get one? Would it help my trading career when looking at the long term impact of having a series 7? Appreciate all info.