Hi folks, Long-time lurker, but I haven't posted much. I need some advice from the board's collective wisdom. For the past 5-6 years, I've traded a system I developed on an account size in the low six figures. The system works very well (10-15% returns per year with rather minimal drawdowns). However, it won't scale up well. The order books are too thin on the instruments I trade. Frankly, my current system really can't be traded on an account greater than $500,000 or so. That's pretty much why the system works--none of the big players can play in this sandbox and remove the inefficiencies. I've recently come into an inheritance of $1,500,000 bringing my total liquid assets to around $2 million. I'd like to quit my current office job (which is high paying but I absolutely hate it and it's destroying my soul). I want to become financially independent by leveraging my inheritance money into additional trading income. My family and I need more than 10-15% per year on the $500,000 or so my current system can handle. I need to learn a system that trades more liquid instruments so I can put more of my inheritance to work. A couple options came to mind first (though I'm sure I'm missing some): My first thought was to see if I could sign on with a prop firm with a reputation for good training (if there is such a thing?). This would help me learn strategies for larger accounts (whether intraday equities, FX, or whatever). Also, I could put up a small chunk of my personal capital, while keeping the rest in more traditional retirement-like investments for long-term growth. This would help shield my nestegg while I'm learning a new system. Alternatively, I could forego the prop firm route and just try to learn a new system or two on my own--something that would allow me to trade a bigger account. But I don't even know where to start. And to make a livable income, I might have to risk a significant amount of my personal capital on a system I'm not fully comfortable with--or at least more than I'd have to risk if I landed a prop gig. Obviously, in either of these cases I can continue trading my current system on an account of around $500,000. That will provide my family some basic (albeit inadequate) income while I'm learning something new. Any advice?