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Just brought the kids 9 and 8 to a new Montessori school today to check it out. And they loved it and so do we a ton. They have a kitchen and a chef that teaches cooking. They offer Mandarin German Spanish Latin. Too much to get into.... catered lunches is included. Even for the parents a former Bears football pro offer fitness classes for the parents in the school gym. Their current Montessori school has had a 2 years streak of 2 bad teachers so attendance has taken a huge hit for the school. This year at their school is much better because their old teacher came back from retirement to help the school out but only for 1 year. But there is still way to few kids to have a rich dynamic environment. Grades 1-6 only has 10 kids now and there are no 6 graders. Before all the bad stuff they had 2 sections lower and upper elementary. With great attendance numbers, but it is a small school to begin with. Total student body was about 80-90 kids but now is about 50-60 mostly kids age 3-6. Currently pay, for 2 kids/yr $18k but this new school for 2 kids is going to be $29k.

Ron

It is an axiomatic fact that while you meditate you are speaking with your own spirit. In that state of mind you put certain questions to your spirit and the spirit answers: the light breaks forth and the reality is revealed.
The steed of this Valley is pain; and if there be no pain this journey will never end.
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I've been trading for the last 8 months and I have to say reading these post give me motivation and are helping me stay focuses. I've been in love with this and hope to make it a full time career. me living in Chicago gives me the chance to walk by the cbot and cme when I go to the city.

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I've been trading for the last 8 months and I have to say reading these post give me motivation and are helping me stay focuses. I've been in love with this and hope to make it a full time career. me living in Chicago gives me the chance to walk by the cbot and cme when I go to the city.


Do you happen to also be a Stay-at-Home parent?

Ron


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It is an axiomatic fact that while you meditate you are speaking with your own spirit. In that state of mind you put certain questions to your spirit and the spirit answers: the light breaks forth and the reality is revealed.
The steed of this Valley is pain; and if there be no pain this journey will never end.
Buy Low And Sell High (read left to right or right to left....lol)
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Unfortunately no i'm not.

I don't have any kids but I hope to someday. actually this is why I would enjoy trading and that is to be able to have more time and freedom with my future family. I spent the last 7 years researching and reading with trying out different methods and strategies and finally narrowed it down to a couple that I like to use for long and short term. I understand the discipline and obstacles that come with trading and by in no way am I looking to get rich quick or anything of the sort. I treat this like a business just as any other individual would taking this serious. it wasn't until last june that I was able to implement what I had read and learned and found out the hard way that emotion is something that really needs to be checked at the door before you begin.

I mainly focus on the ES and ZB. trading in between 6:30 to 10:00 (depending on the movement of the market. mainly focusing on support and resistance levels. I don't use any indicators (never really learned on how to adjust them to a certain time frame) because I've never had any good results.

That's why I signed up onto futures.io to learn and chat with local traders to get some feedback. i'm not looking for a holy grail just trying to stay positive and motivated.

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Unfortunately no i'm not.



I don't have any kids but I hope to someday. actually this is why I would enjoy trading and that is to be able to have more time and freedom with my future family. I spent the last 7 years researching and reading with trying out different methods and strategies and finally narrowed it down to a couple that I like to use for long and short term. I understand the discipline and obstacles that come with trading and by in no way am I looking to get rich quick or anything of the sort. I treat this like a business just as any other individual would taking this serious. it wasn't until last june that I was able to implement what I had read and learned and found out the hard way that emotion is something that really needs to be checked at the door before you begin.



I mainly focus on the ES and ZB. trading in between 6:30 to 10:00 (depending on the movement of the market. mainly focusing on support and resistance levels. I don't use any indicators (never really learned on how to adjust them to a certain time frame) because I've never had any good results.



That's why I signed up onto futures.io to learn and chat with local traders to get some feedback. i'm not looking for a holy grail just trying to stay positive and motivated.


A kindred spirit....

Ron


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It is an axiomatic fact that while you meditate you are speaking with your own spirit. In that state of mind you put certain questions to your spirit and the spirit answers: the light breaks forth and the reality is revealed.
The steed of this Valley is pain; and if there be no pain this journey will never end.
Buy Low And Sell High (read left to right or right to left....lol)
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Thank You. I take that as a compliment. Do you still enjoy trading now as when you first started? also, when you first started and mentioned it to people, what did they think? its hard for people to grasp when I tell them what I'm doing because they automatically think I'm buying or selling stocks.

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Stay At Home Dad Business Owner / Trader here too :-)

Hey guys as title says I'm another one of the 'breed' lol

Trading mainly Crude and Dax Futures and also Spread Betting on these instruments plus a bit of ES and Euro Stoxx

Based in the UK run a Retail / Wholesale business too but surprisingly ( kids are nearly teens ) get a fair bit of Free time :-)

Happy Trading

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Hi Mike,

Apologize for posting this message here. I've a paid subscription to futures.io but couldnt retrieve my password since the email address I used to open it was compromised and I ended up deleting it. I need to retrieve my password and change my email address on my account. Could you please message me at shatrujitfive aat geeemai........? and I will give you my username and any other details you wish to know?

Thanks so much


Increase the probability of Mike seeing this by using a mention.... Like this @Big Mike

But posting in this thread is really a poor way of communicating with Mike. Did you post in the chat for example?

Ron


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It is an axiomatic fact that while you meditate you are speaking with your own spirit. In that state of mind you put certain questions to your spirit and the spirit answers: the light breaks forth and the reality is revealed.
The steed of this Valley is pain; and if there be no pain this journey will never end.
Buy Low And Sell High (read left to right or right to left....lol)
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Son threw up this morning in his bed at about 5:30am. I changed his bed for him and brought down the sheets and mattress pad after making up a new bed for him only to forget that the alarm was still on so I tripped a motion detector.... Wonderful...lol. Honestly it was like doing a community service because I think I woke up the alarm center guy that was lucky enough to "get" us as his call. Sounded like he was just woken up by having to work, like something from a Seinfeld episode, to take care of cancelling our false alarm...lol

Needless to say son is home sick. Daughter too with a bad sore throat and school camping trip next week.

Ron


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It is an axiomatic fact that while you meditate you are speaking with your own spirit. In that state of mind you put certain questions to your spirit and the spirit answers: the light breaks forth and the reality is revealed.
The steed of this Valley is pain; and if there be no pain this journey will never end.
Buy Low And Sell High (read left to right or right to left....lol)
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