I'll try to keep this short... I'm 22 and I currently work as an accountant. I was an intern and got hired without a degree, since I proved that I know what I am doing. I'm a self-taught accountant, but I will get my associate's degree next year. The company I work for right now is great - they promote hard-working people all the time (e.g. accounting manager started in DATA ENTRY 6 years ago). You can also work from many countries. I plan on staying there for a while.
Aside from my job, I continuously read books and articles about market, actively learn about finance, investing and so on. I enjoy this, HOWEVER, I realize that my attention is squandered. I want to excel in this area much more than most people, probably because I used to be very poor, but it feels like I'm just learning without a direction.
At the moment, I'm just taking in a lot of info, but it is not applicable. I need to find a path and stick to it and wanted to ask you guys what are some realistic options aside from getting a bachelor's (which I might)? I'm very eager learn applicable things, not just take in information left and right.
Any help will be much appreciated.