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by | May 5, 2022 | Financial




At 19, Joe Stone is not an average college graduate.Stone, an economics major, cut his four years of college in half; graduating in just two years.Not only did Stone fast-forward his college experience, he earned a 4.0 each semester and will have no student debt. 

“I didn’t expect to get a 4.0, but it just kind of happened,” Stone said.Growing up, Stone said he was better known to his teachers and peers as the class clown, not the smart kid.“As a kid, I wanted my teachers to think I’m not smart because one, then they don’t expect a lot, and two, I was always the class clown,” Stone said. “I didn’t study for the tests, but I always did well on them. I was this smart kid, but I never tried to be the smart kid, I just wanted to have fun.”Stone said he was an average high school student his first two years, earning a 3.0. Until his junior year, when Stone deci …

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