I just turned 20 and live in the U.S. I haven't started any career, and I haven't graduated with an associates like some of my friends. I'm at a crossroads and I don't quite know what to do.
I want to learn how to invest and make money doing so. I am interested in stock and real estate. In my opinion, investors are people with a lot of freedom; they can work with whom they want in most cases, invest in what they want, make what someone with a 9-5 makes in a year in a month potentially, they travel and live overall more exciting lives. I want this.
I've done a year in college, majoring in Computer Science with a goal to become a game developer for pretty much the same reasons. I didn't want to work a 9-5 for some company in the industry; I wanted to learn to make games because I saw it as an investment. People have made games in no more than a week and made thousands in passive income monthly off of it. That seemed like such an ideal thing to aim for, and on top of that I've always liked playing some video games.
I think I am an investor at heart, but I don't know where to go, what to do, how to start... I am not sure if continuing my college degree is worth it or not — after all, so many self-made millionaires are college drop-outs. Lastly, it's about time I'd live on my own; I want to be independent so I need to learn to make money. Can I get some advice please? Thank you.