I always laugh when I hear people who work on Wall St. make so much because of how hard they work. Then we constantly hear how they are not there on Fridays in the summer, any Friday before a long week end, jewish holidays, christian holidays, pretty soon they will be taking Ramadan off as well. When is Festivus this year? I am sure that will be another low volume day.
Talk to the MBAs just starting out with the investment bankers. They work 80 hours a week and more, are required to travel to Europe or Asia at a moment's notice (and NOT for sightseeing) and many burn out and look for other jobs in the financial industry within a couple of years.
There are very few easy ways to make a lot of money.