So i have been following the market for about five months and I have come to the idea that I want to start trading a bit. Not a lot, just to maybe help pay my way through community college or something. For these past five months I have been using "WallStreet Survivor" to play the market, and I have done pretty well, made about 10k last month. So my question is, what do I need to trade? I know that Scottrade and other site charge $7 a trade, so is there some way I can cut that cost? What programs would I need? I'm just looking to fly from the nest but I cant seem to find my wings. Any ideas?