Mmkay dude, im not of college age, I'm just in middle school actually but heres my advice for you: Poker, yes it contains some skill but a lot of its just luck. You may stop playing online and play in groups for a chance to make more money, but its also a better chance to lose money. Gambling can be come an addiction, and its a great way to become broke so I wouldnt depend on that for your income. Plus, even if you steadily make 500 to 1000 dollars a week on gambling, thats just 24000-48000 dollars a year, and is still an unsteady income. Sure its pretty good for being in college and 20 years old, and its great to have that cash while in college, but you shouldnt make it your only way of making money. What happens if you get married, or have kids, and want a house? Or something else? Once you move on with your life you'll need a better source of income. If you really dont like college that much, only go half time, or reconsider your career options. You could go to some kind of mechanics school, learn to work with cars. At my school we had the resource officer talk to us, and he said thats a way to avoid college but still maek money. My cousin went to mechanical type place like that and now hes 28 years old, married, and works for some car company making 80,000 a year, with a car included. Or you can get your real estate liscense. Realators can make a good bit of money, depending on if they're skilled with sales or not. With the market like it is it may not be the best time for real estate, but it may turn around soon. Neither of my parents finnished college, but they invested and started their own company (building, houses to begin with, but now branched out to commercial buildings too) and they make a good bit of money (about 75,000 to 85,000 a year). There are plenty of jobs that don't require college. If you like to cook, you might like to become a chef, or invest in the restaurant buisness, possibly starting your own restaurant or bakery. Dental Hygenist doesn't require much school. Try and do something that would interest you, and it might not make college so bad. A friend of my dads used to work at a post office, but now is going to a guitar-making-school where he'll learn to make guitars (duh), which he said will end up paying him much more than the post office ever did. College usually is the best bet, so if you would finnish college, it would be a lot more enjoyable if you were doing something you loved. I'm not sure what you're majoring in, but if you're so miserable now chances are you won't love your job so much either, and you should be able to enjoy your job, it makes it a lot more tollerable. Another option is road work. My grandfather builds bridges and makes a pretty good sum of money doing that, though I think some school might be needed. It really depends on what amount of money you're looking to make, but I would finnish college, or if it is so terrible, look into a different career path that doesn't involve college. It'd be one thing if you made 500-1000 dollars a week with an actual job that you could work your way up with and make more and more, and had a fixed sallary, but if its just poker, thats not so great. You never no how gambling will work out for you, but its never really such a great career path, it can become an addiction. I'm not saying to stop playing poker, just that you shouldn't depend on it as your only source of money. Plus, what does poker include? Sick days? Vacation time? Health insurance? A vehicle? I think not. Also whatever your job is its always good to save money every month for when you might have hard times down the road. So being able to make money off of poker is good, but not good enough to be your career. If you do quit college, be sure that you plan on getting a real, well-paying job. And getting a house? A car? won't be easy if you don't have a job. Getting a loan? Sorry but as far as I know no banks will give you a loan if all you do for money is play games. Pokers a great hobby, but it is NOT a careeer. And like Doctor Deth said, unless you keep really good records, taxes will be brutal.
Answered By: SoccerLuvver - 6/24/2008