Hey guys, I'm looking to get into a Prop firm, done my research regarding the kind of lifestyle and such. I just have a couple of questions- 1. How did you get started? Did you save up a bankroll, then just go at it? Did you start low and work a part-time job in those low times? When did you finally feel comfortable doing nothing but trading for a living (i.e., when did you feel you were trading and profitting enough to pay the bills, save some cash on the side, etc...)? 2. When you first started trading, did you stick to the QQQ's and other ETF's to limit your risk? How long did it take you to implement other strategies with options? commodities? 3. What kind of leverage does the average newbie use? (If you only deposited 5-10k, you would at least need 4 or 10-1 to make any decent money. What do prop firms allow? I've seen some forex places offering 100-1! I'm sure equities aren't half as much. 4. How do I know if I'm getting ripped off on fees? How much is too much? Any help is much appreciated.