hey all, i have done a ton of reading on the forums and have gained a lot from it. i haven't long been into the forex and am doing about as well as the average beginner might do, opened a couple of demo accounts and they started out as complete failures, but i learned from them and i am now starting to see things start to go the way i would like them to. my questions are not so much about strategy and what-not but about when i do start trading live, how things such as taxes work. i am just assuming that it works a bit like contract work does in the US where you have to pay on a 3 month basis, i believe, does it work the same with the forex. i am not expecting to get rich off this, but my question is can i expect myself down the line to be doing this full time, do many of you have other jobs. I was told about the forex through a friend who does it full time, and supports is family in miami. Is he just really successfull or is something similar a realistic goal. I apolagize for what may seem as silly questions to some but i figured that you all would be the right people to ask. I would like to thank you all ahead of time for any responses and thank you for providing the information in these forums they have been a huge help.