re: Poker & started with $42 and now at $12 HELP
Just because you're losing money doesn't mean that you're a bad player, rather under variance. You should try Poker tracking software, by far it's the best way out there to improve your play. If it helps, I'm under a huge variance swing right now, according to my all-in equity I should be up a couple of buy-ins, but I'm down 30 BI's. That doesn't make me a bad player, of course I do have some leaks in my game, but by no means should you rate a player based on how much money he is making/losing in a short period.
When starting out, you have to focus on one format of Poker. Swinging between SNGs and Cash Games is not good for you. If you go with Cash I recommend you go with 1/2c games.