Like I said, a friend sold/mortgaged/borrowed every penny he could find. He gambled that the time was right, and won. Big.
Not saying it's for everyone, or even anyone. But it can be done.
Here's a game that can be fun. Play commodities/stocks/whatever with imaginary money. Assume some windfall, say $10k. "Play" the market, keep good books, "pay" fees, taxes, etc. Fantasy Wall Street, much like fantasy football.
But unlike fantasy football, you just *might* find yourself prepared to turn the fantasy into reality. The time might come. Just sayin'.