My name is Jerry and I am a 60 year old Life Skills instructor at an Iowa State Prison. I was introduced to your book “The Automatic Millionaire” through the preselected curriculum for the class. I have since changed my financial life by starting a mutual fund of $200 per month in addition to the retirement fund available through my employer. I have never saved as I should have so am changing that now so that I may live a more “relaxed” retirement.
Your book has been an inspiration to me and my wife. Now for even more exciting news! I have offenders in my class(es) that are so excited about your book that they requested me to bring in an investor from a local bank and one student has already entered into a 401K and another is about to do the same. You see, having some financial backing is of extreme importance to getting out of prison and staying out! To go even further I have other offenders involved in this type of thinking and have inspired a “lifer” in our prison to start-up an investor’s club. He just informed me this morning that he may have as many as 60 men interested in the club. This has the Warden’s blessing and is really catching on.
I read your email newsletter to my class each month and then pass it around for each student to read at their own pace. Of course, The Automatic Millionire is read at each class and a great deal of discussion ensues. For the older offenders I offer “Start Late, Finish Rich” as an additional incentive to invest in their future!
Any encouragement you could offer to the men in my classes would be greatly appreciated and would help to further motivate them it continue planning for and improving their financial futures!
Thank You So Very Much For All That Your Writings Have Done For Me And My Students!