$800? Shit, I spend $1500 on groceries alone. And $2100 on a mortgage. I have an investment account of ~310K. Previously, it was a trading account of $125K, which I couldn't get to grow fast enough. Even at $310K, I don't think that is enough for me to trade Futures and rest easily knowing that is my only source of income. I need more than that, at least $500k to even consider quitting my job and trading for a living. I, too, work in IT.