The rule of thumb when writing a book is to focus on reaching the masses. However, when I decided to write the I-Plan, my intention was not only to reach millions of people, but to impact them in a way that would make a collective difference in America.
I played tennis at a very high level, and was fortunate to grow up having a father-figure that coached and played competitively as well. While a Dr. at Galluadet University— the only hearing impaired university in the United States at the time— he wrote books on Physical Education and Recreation. He was like the Vince Lombardi of the hearing impaired community and those who were able to play on his youth soccer teams!
Although my dad passed suddenly, his financial planning left my mom financially stable and prepared my family for the challenges ahead. It was not an easy time for us in life; not for me, not for my mom or my brother. Never the less, we may have lost dad, but what we didn’t lose was his signature winning attitude.
Outside of sports, my calling at a young age was my fascination for how money worked. Over the last sixteen years, I have been fortunate enough to apply my passion and educate others about it. After deciding to forgo my senior year of college tennis, I jumped headfirst into the financial industry and began building my practice from scratch. I knew this was one business sector that my life experiences could help others understand the importance of planning and the reality of the unexpected. The idea of helping just one family with my financial guidance would mean my father’s legacy was still inspiring others to take action.
I wrote the I-Plan with each and every American family in mind. I believe everyone is able to identify with one of the characters—and relate the rest of the Frumpy Family to their own family members and friends! —and discover a change they could make to improve their life or a loved one’s. From a typical household budget and asset protections, to college and retirement planning, there’s something in the I-Plan for everyone.
The book is an easy read for all ages with a standard, straightforward takeaway, “Yes I-Plan. I can. Do you?”
With our “Napkin on the Fridge” as our guide and financial education as our top priority, we can build a strong foundation of financial education and a better future for us all.
I-Plan is available for purchase online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble or via Kindle or Nook.
For more info on Michael Minter and Mintco Financial, visit his website at mintcofinancial.com or check out his recent interview on Daytime TV