Krusyos said:As someone in the process of the college search, do you have any advice for me while I am in college? I want to, like most of us here, become location independent and well off.
There are tons of opportunities in college. You should be looking for a professor to mentor you. I was very lucky to find a great one in grad school that really helped. The right one may have research projects you can work on (slave labor) to get experience. It's much easier to get hired if you've already worked on a project for a company. I was also working my way through college to help pay the bills.
You'll naturally find like minded people as you go through college. But remember that your first year is the weeding out period. Don't let yourself waste time with people that will be flunking out or changing majors. You'll be tempted to party every night if you're living on campus. Try to hold off for the first semester while you get acclimated to college life.
It's hard to give more specific advice without knowing what degree you're interested in.