The state of the economy drove me to make the mistake of attending a Better Trades seminar. I also signed up for their 2-day market essentials course.
The first day had me gagging with information overload. My brain was totally gone and convinced no human on the planet could possibly absorb all that is thrown at you AND be successful within 6 months as their guarantee states. I was horribly dissolutioned when I discovered that thousands more had to be spent if I truly wanted to be successful. They fail to tell you that much of this information is on the Internet for FREE or nominal fees, but they do tell you that if you find it, it isn't any good.
I studied like crazy and still didn't feel confident. I thought I couldn't possibly be that stupid. Having designed & taught training programs for adults, the light bulbs came on. This is NOT about my understanding the program, it's about their profit. Their "Free" classes are nothing but infomercials teasing you to purchase another class. The follow-up classes that you pay for are deleted from the archive after 6 months. I was never given credit for a class where the instructor had been ill along with the fact that he had computer trouble and there was no class.
After a couple months, I realized there was no way I would be doing live trades any time soon and the reality of not earning back the equivalent of my tuition within the 6 month guaranteed time frame was making me feel sick. My credit card was now closing in on the National Debt.
Do NOT fall for this program. Although my credit card is still a problem, I am finally having success but no thanks to Better Trades. I have found other free or nominal fee resources that run circles around their program.