I am in need of some advice. I am 37 and have worked on the trading floor as a phone clerk, dealing with insitutional clients at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange since I graduated college. My position just got downsized and I don't know where to go next. I want to work on a trading desk off the floor, even as a junior trader, but it seems no one wants to hire anyone my age for that job. My alternative is to become a financial advisor and get my CFP, but they start you out for 2 or 3 with a minimal salary and I need some money to take care of my family now. With my market knowledge I would be successful at either task. All I want is a chance to work hard somewhere and be successful. Does my experience in the markets from a trading floor count for anything or did I just waste 13 years? Not trying to sound like a sob story, I just want to see what others think. Thanks.