So I'm planning on taking a shot at 2/5nl 200-600 soon and would like to get some feedback on bank roll management. I currently play 1-2 NL with a 4.5k roll and treat it as a serious side job, with the intention on getting to 2/5 and doing the same. I get 20+ hrs a week and am currently at $15/hr over 150 hrs. I don't touch my BR for anything. My largest downswing at 1/2 was $1800. Also, I'm the kind of guy who needs some money behind him for mental security. My plan is to take 2k (4BIs) to 2/5 once I reach a BR of 5.5k, leaving myself 3.5k for 1/2 NL should I go busto at the bigger game. Getting away from 1/2 as fast as possible seems to be the consensus since the rake is killer (10% up to $5 with a $2 BBJ drop at $40). The rake structure is the same for 2/5 so it ends up being less than half the rake at 1/2 when considering pot sizes are more than double those at 1/2. Is this plan to nittish? Should I try to get to the bigger game sooner in order to get away from the relatively larger rake @ 1/2. Or should I wait longer, a 2k lose at 2/5 wouldn't be life altering but it would hurt pretty bad mentally to lose over a month's 1/2 profits in a bad session too. And then to not be able to continue to play that game for quite some time. Thoughts??