Don't worry, most of my money is in index funds in my 401k. BUT, that doesn't mean you can't experiment. I've got about $20,000 in my Roth IRA I use for trading options. Here's all of my updates on that.
Real World Options Example: How Mark Cuban Used Options to Survive the Dotcom Crash
The Genius Options Trade that Saved Mark Cuban Billions of Dollars If you've ever watched Shark Tank you've probably heard[...]