Advice for High School Seniors from a Private Investigator Who Nearly Failed High School

By Brian Willingham

For the past three years, around this time of year, I’ve been
visiting Putnam Valley High School to speak in front of a class of seniors. The
class is run by Bob Baker, whom I’ve known since I was 9 years old.

Mr. Baker, as I have been asked to call him in class, teaches math,
but once a year he gives a math-applications course where he teaches seniors about
applying some of the math they have learned in school to real-life situations
like paying taxes, obtaining a mortgage and making investments.

The class also has a bit of career, entrepreneurship and
business advice thrown in; the students listen to a few guest speakers in
class, go down to Wall Street and attend a career day at MetLife Stadium.

I truly love speaking to this class every year, and I’m not really sure why. First off, who doesn’t like talking about themselves for about an hour?

But I also feel like I have an interesting story to tell, one that high schoolers can relate to.

I think it’s also because by my own definition, I’ve had a pretty successful career and I think I have the best job in the world. When I talk to …read more

Source:: Pry-Eye