As a university president, I have the privilege of working with some of the brightest, most amazing young people. Although all of the students who come to Whitworth are academically talented, what often separates those who perform very well from those who seem to struggle during their first years away from home is the understanding of basic life skills.
What Dennis Trittin does in his book, What I Wish I Knew At 18, is to provide a very accessible and clear account of the important things that young adults ought to be thinking about as they enter adulthood. I wish that I had this great resource when I was 18 and headed off to college, and I am confident that students who spend time considering these topics will be best prepared for a life of independence.
--Beck A. Taylor, Ph.D.
President, Whitworth University (Spokane, WA)
About the Author
Dennis Trittin is a successful investment manager, educator, and mentor committed to helping young people reach their full potential. He holds a B.B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin, an M.B.A. from the University of Washington, and a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation. During his twenty-seven-year career at Russell Investments, He served as director of Research, director of Investment Strategy, and Senior Portfolio Manager, and helped grow the firm's assets from $1 billion to $220 billion through his role in portfolio management and sales and service support. In 2008, he retired to devote his life to charitable causes, including teaching financial literacy and life skills and serving on a private school board. He spends his spare time on the golf course, enjoying friends, following the markets, writing, and traveling.