I'm still in the process of finishing my undergrad degree in Information Systems (12 more classes to go!) and signed up for a full class load over summer (accelerated classes in the evenings 6:00-9:15PM). Classes start on June 15, which is also the day I start the new job in downtown. With full-time work and school, Monday - Thursday, I'll be leaving the house around 7:30 AM and getting back home around 11 PM. No class on Friday so I'll get home around 6:30 PM. But with this schedule, trading will probably have to be put on the back-burner (for now), unless I can figure out some way to cram it into my schedule; maybe trade over my lunch break or something. We'll see.
I will be trading on the live/real$ account this week though since it's my last week of "freedom". My daily loss limit is 5-6 pts; once hit, I will switch back to Sim for that day, and be back at it on the real $ account the following day.
An update on my friend who I've been teaching: he netted over 100 ES pts on the Sim his first month. His last day of work was May 29th. He funded his live account last week, and traded Live/Real$ on Friday. He was up around $300 in the morning, then took a -$50 loss, and in the process of trying to make back those $50 bucks, he lost all his morning gains and then some, ending the day down -$250 or so. He should've just called it a day at +$250 or +$200, or at break-even. Lesson learned on his part. He'll be back at it on Monday on the real $ account. Here's something ironic; I'm being hired by the company he just got laid off from, and he'll be trading full-time now until he can find another job :D
That's about it for now, wish me luck. Enjoy rest of your weekend!