It's a safe bet that if you were raised as a JW, or if you came into it early in life, you have some strange ideas about money and finances. The WT for decades made even minimal post-secondary education utterly taboo and only recently has capitulated that "some" extra schooling might be neccessary (associate degrees good, bachelors degrees bad). The average youth raised a JW has little understanding of investment due to the apocalyptic worldview of the organization (why invest in a dying system when the big "A" is right around the corner?). And there are a myriad of other reasons why many (though not all) people raised in the organization are a few steps behind "normal" people in the western world.
So, especially for those of you who have well moved beyond the JW mindset and have "made something" with their lives, what advice would you offer? What grand words of wisdom do you have regarding money, schooling and career?
Bradley...who has a few ideas of his own but prefers to hear yours