Growing up you probably had a teacher or a coach one time tell you, “Practice makes perfect.” Well, they were on to something. If you want to be successful at learning poker, you need to practice playing poker. Just because you have the money to do so does not mean that you should jump right into a $10/$20 game. Odds are you will get eaten alive by the other players at the table. Take time to work on skills, to practice and then perfect them.
If you are looking to practice live, play with friends and family for free or low cost games. If you are looking to see many more hands, there are plenty of online poker rooms that you can play online where you can compete in play money tournaments or play money ring games. Take advantage of these. Unfortunately, people generally play with play money a completely different way than they would with real money. However, there are plenty of micro-stakes sites where you can play at the $0.01/$0.02 level and will not be stuck having to make a very expensive decision, but that you could also practice seeing a ton of hands.
Take the time to effectively learn the game by getting first hand experience playing for yourself. Nothing can teach you poker faster than routinely practicing.