Chapter 4: Got a job? Hang on in there … for a while

In this chapter, you will learn that:

• The ability to trade successfully takes a long time to cultivate, no matter what you have been told. (There … I’ve said it. Now don’t run a mile because you’re looking for a quick buck. Do this right and you’ll set yourself up for life.)

• Many people quit their job prematurely and have not developed the skills, or capital base, required to weather all the sharemarket storms that lie on the horizon.

• Some effective traders have managed to combine their sharemarket activities with their regular work to derive the best from both worlds.

• It’s important to work out in advance how you will handle combining trading and taking holidays.

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