Bankrate: You worked all during high school, didn't you?
Connelly: Yes, I worked on and off at (Fort Lauderdale, Fla., marina)
Bahia Mar and another hotel on the beach. All through high school I worked
at Publix, bagging groceries and stocking shelves. I don't think I was
ever without a job.
Bankrate: How did you spend the money you made?
Michael Connelly: In high school, I used to buy Volkswagens and fix them up and sell them for a profit. Through high school, I must have done that eight or 10 times. I was no Donald Trump, but I saved my money and did some pretty good stuff with it.
Bankrate: Did you put some away for college?
Connelly: Yes, some of it. I was the second of six kids, so as the
second one going through, I did not empty the coffer. My fifth and sixth
siblings I feel bad for because they worked all through college. I was
actually a waiter for a couple of years while going through college.
Money earned while in high school can help with college tuition.