Posted by SteveS(CPA) on June 19, 2001 at 23:05:01:
When I first started, I had my little 5k buring a hole in my pocket. I put it down on a nice little piece of the American dream and pretty much broke even afer two years. Learning how to play the game without cash will help you not only keep your saving intact, but help you when those little unexpected events happen.
When starting out, keep your money. You may need it to pay for your mistakes.
Just my humble opinion