At 17 Ben Booth worried about how he would fund his retirement. At 24 he had just $1 left in his bank account and a house he could call his own.

Not many teenagers have a clear idea about where they want to be in five years time, let alone 30, but Cantabrian Booth was the exception to the rule.

As he stared down his final years of high school, Booth decided his time would be better served by getting a job and preparing for the future, rather than graduating high school.



“I have no qualifications, I have never worked a high paying job and I currently earn $38,000 a year,” yet seven years of hard work and perseverance resulted in him purchasing his first home.

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