Since this board is one of the few that has sucessful members (as opposed to losers who hide behind their online persona), I figured I'd ask this here. I'm going to university next year, to study journalism. People tell me I have a gift for writing, I think I'm a better than average writer and I enjoy it. I'd be happy to do journalism if it weren't for the money. As much as people say money isn't everything, I like nice things, namely cars (and to a certain extent, watches, suits etc.). It isn't blind materialism. Just as I appreciate the intricacies and craftsmanship that goes into making the honeycomb monocque on an F40, I appreciate a tourbillon watch or a handmade Saville Row suit. On a journalists salary, I'll never afford any of this. I also happen to have a talent for arguing. My dad is a lawyer, and he's shown me the ropes to a certain degree(for a while I wanted to be a lawyer)and I think I could handle myself, but ultimately I'd be bored and unfulfilled. Of course, I could afford some of the nice material things. So my question is: How many of you have been faced by this dilema? What did you choose; money or happiness. How has it turned out. I realize if I invest smart, I could make a killing, but I don't even know where to begin.