1.You have it backwards, education is the one thing that helps you gain more financially. Talent and skill depend on how much educational knowledge you possess. Even if you leave your details for someone else to take care of (i.e.-manager or agent) if you don't know how to read, write and do basic elementary math, you don't know how much you are being screwed out of money-wise or how much more you could have made.
2. Education is better. Matter-of-Fact, you have to have to have some type of education on even what your talent is.
Examples:An athlete must have someone introduce them to the game and tell them the rules of the game. Playing it bring out what athletic talent or skill they possess, but to further their game, strategy is a must. Strategy is education's trial and error in real time. A musician must be taught how to read music scores and notation if they want to further in their music knowledge. Some lawyers make a killing in their business, not because they're talented and/or skilled in manipulating the truth, though that can take them far, but for having reading and writing skills in contracting loop-holed agreements for their clients benefit with a nice profit for themselves, when not pro bono.
I get that you feel limited in what you can do. But the thing is when our grandparents were growing up, college was something not really obtainable to them. They had to work even in order than what is required for us today. And since our country was more industrial back then than it is now, a high school degree was all that was needed to make it in most jobs. Now that we are more complex, we need higher education to deal with the complexity of our lives. The talent and skill in doing something like computer hacking only emerges because someone had educated in creating a computer and knowing what the components do. Mathematics become the talent and typing the skill in executing. Neither which would not be possible without education. In the end, you can't escape education and you won't be able to know your talent and skills limitations without it.
But you don't have to take my word for it.
-Levar Burton and many Kids from Reading Rainbow
Do not fear the night, the sun will come soon.