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Standing in front of a judge, facing 17 years in prison on drug charges, Matt Gogerty was asked what we wanted to do with his life. At an age when many kids are going off to college and choosing careers, the 18-year-old didn’t even have a high school diploma. He could only think of one reply to the judge’s question: “A used car salesman.”

The judge was not impressed. According to Matt, he said something along the lines of: “Here in my courtroom now, you’re telling me the most original thought that you can bring to mind about what you want to do with your life is a used car salesman?”

Topics: Financial Stability

Rachel Vogel-Quinn

Written by Rachel Vogel-Quinn

Rachel Vogel Quinn is the former Marketing Communications Manager at United Way of Central Iowa.