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Before I write this I don't want people telling me "Only you can decide what you want to do". The whole reason I'm writing this question is because I can't. With that aside (sorry that sounded really blunt and annoying), I don't know what to do with my life.
It must be known that I really love money. I know money can't buy happiness but it can give opportunities to give someone happiness with things like vacations and whatnot. I am kind of obsessed with the thought of being rich and not having to worry about what I can and cannot buy/do.
I am heading off to Rutgers in about a week and I am in the school of arts and sciences. I didn't get into the business school but my first semester of classes are aimed at me fulfilling the business school prerequisites. Right now my plan is probably going to be to get into the business school come end of Sophomore year and then decide a major. I really have no idea what i'd choose but maybe finance? The problem is, is that I don't really excel in math. I don't do horribly, but it's not my favorite subject and I do much better in other areas such as english and history. The reason I say finance is because I feel like it would bring good job opportunities and a good salary.
I have recently (past 24 hours) become very interested in psychology. I have had an interest in this on and off for years but never really seriously thought about it. I would eventually want to become a clinical psychologist and be self employed in NYC but there are so many cons to this. First, I feel like everyone majors in psychology. Also, the time it takes to complete everything needed to be licensed is so long. Do I really want to be consumed with school work until my late 20's and get in so much debt? I don't knowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I would love having that job but it's not going to make me super rich or anything and I feel like i'd just be "settling" in a sense.
I could also see myself becoming a nyc real estate broker even though that is a hard field to break into. I love real estate and I'm very knowledgable about the subject. This isn't something you really go to school for so I figure some business degree for it would be beneficial. Also, I could imagine myself running an internet business somehow, someway, and traveling the world (this sounds very unrealistic but it's not completely unreachable- affiliated marketing(?)).
My thoughts are everywhere right now and I'm confused where to turn. I just need advice. Should I double major in finance and psychology and choose my route after graduating with a BS (i.e. grad school???)