Originally Posted by AKQJ10
Really, if you know how to manage a bankroll, exactly the same way.
Broadway and I are on the same page.
After you max your 401(k) & Roth IRA contributions, set up a regular transfer to an easily accessible investment account, pay off any high interest debt and have a solid monthly budget, there's no reason you can't use poker as an additional revenue stream.
Well...no reason except you don't play well. You have "prevented (yourself) from being as aggressive (you) should be" and that "a pleasant experience is what (you) enjoy." You're not approaching the game as a 2nd job. You're approaching it as a hobby. Hobbies cost money, not make money.
For me, and a lot of others, it's a job. It's what we do to earn income. I may come off as a non-sensical loon or a laid-back, friendly guy at the table for a few laughs and some good conversation. That's just the face I put on for the customers. I'm at work and I'm there to make money. No different from my regular job that I draw a paycheck from. It just has more flexible hours and no benefits.
If you're not approaching it from that perspective, you really don't understand what we're talking about, portfolio manager or not.