I have a friend who did not go to college and became a plumber. He drives a Ferrari (for 15 yrs) - As an adult, I got my first non company car (my SKY) last year.
I have another friend who went to work for UPS while in high school and can now retire with a pension. I'll be working another 15 to 20 yrs.
Another friend of mine from high school went full time Air Force (both he and his wife). They are now retired - although they moved every two years for two decades.
I went to college and I've done pretty good, too - but I'm not retiring any time soon.
If you do go to a 4 yr. school, I'd suggest a credentialed degree like engineering or something in the sciences - not a degree like communications. Otherwise, I suggest a trade school in an area that interests you and become the best at it. "There are many roads to Mecca" - Hugh Hefner
The biggest issue I see with your plan is the lack of a garage in WA state. I wouldn't trust my SKY to a tarp in the outdoors. I bought an indoor cover for the garage - but I'm a little anal in that regard.
You're young, have fun. You've got a plan and time enough to change it.
"Everyone has a plan - until they punched in the face" - Mike Tyson
Also, read this.
Billionaire offers college alternative - CBS News
Hey hey now, I graduated from a decent school with a communication degree and I'm doing better than most my peers with engineering degrees (I am 27). It's all about working your ass off, making smart moves and making the most of it, just like any other field. That said, I graduated with a lot of dopes getting Cs and trying to slide by.
I would not suggest the OP buy a sky right now instead of spending money on school. That money will come back as debt later, which is bad news. And If you don't accumulate debt, open up a 401k or trading account and invest that money since you are young. Watch that nest egg accumulate and multiply...
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