If I make $500-$1000 weekly, do I need college?
I'm 20 years old and college is a drag. Over the past seven months, I have been playing poker online and consistently have been making $500-$1000 weekly.
Asked By: blue.apple - 6/24/2008
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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... More
Answered By: SoccerLuvver - 6/24/2008
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Get your education and make that money!
Answered By: 36 chuck - 6/24/2008
Just finish college, you can't "fall back on" poker! Think of it as convenient income for now while you are in school, but save some for a 'rainy day.'
Answered By: Hott Doggiez - 6/24/2008
Play your way through college man. Swings in poker are brutal. Its always better to finish. Especially because of all of the wallet-depleting temptations that come along with the poker lifestyle. And if you hate college that much, go part time. JUST STAY IN SCHOOL... More
Answered By: nkapusta87 - 6/24/2008
Good luck buying a house, or buying a car, or getting a loan for anything if your application shows your occupation as "online poker player." You don't need a college education to be successful, but get a freaking job and contribute to society.
Answered By: RM - 6/24/2008
I think its a decision you really have to think about! If you're playing cash games i defintley wouldn't quit college because there's too many up and down swings. On the other hand if you play tournament poker and cash consistently then it's something to think about... More
Answered By: kavanax85 - 6/24/2008
are you putting money aside for taxes and keeping accurate records of your losses? if no, you're going to get a big surprise from the IRS next year You will get a 1099 showing the total of all your winnings and if you can't prove any losses - it will be all income and you'll be owing 20-30% for income taxes - there's... More
Answered By: Doctor Deth - 6/24/2008
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