I come from a pretty poor background, nevertheless, I've had quite a bit of success in the IM industry. Of course, since I never had money before, I blew it all on stupid crap and had to relearn my lessons over and over. It's only recently that my combined businesses have started to support my lifestyle and all I gotta say is...it gets better my friend. Hang in there and look forward. Strategize and do *anything* you need to do to make it. You CAN do it, through depression, heartbreak and just general shittiness. YOU are the master of your own destiny and you CAN create the lifestyle you always wanted. We've been down that road and I'm here for you. If any profitable IMers could give a word of encouragement to the newbies or people struggling to make an income, I would really appreciate it. Peace and love!