I make $140K salary plus $35K-75K bonus (depending on factors) per year at my current job. I know, it's a lot of money. But when I get a chance to trade I do REAL WELL too. My dilemma is that I don't get to trade much because I'm working for the man. I think I could trade full time and make as much as I'm making in salary (and maybe bonus). I have been trading on/off for 15 years while working FT salary job. For the last 2 years I have been making 50%-100% return even while working FT. I like the thought of working for myself, home, jeans etc. instead of dealing with the drivel of working for somebody else. However, I have a family (wife 2 kids). What do you think, should I "seize the day"?