Alex Lentine is a financial planner and works with individuals and small businesses to help them understand their financial options, plan for their future, execute their plan and hopefully enjoy the financial life they have created.
Alex earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Aquinas College and majored in mathematics and theology along with a minor in physics. He holds his Property & Casualty and Life, Accident, and Health insurance licenses and has Series 6, 63, and 65 securities licenses.
His most valuable education came from almost everyone he knows -- his parents, grandparents, siblings, wife and kids -- and of course, world travel. Learning doesn’t stop after you leave the classroom, and Alex has learned so much throughout his life by being open to the world. He truly believes in the importance and power of education, and wants to share the understanding that people are better equipped to make good choices when they see and completely understand their options.
Earlier in Alex’s career, he worked at Farmers Insurance Company and trained sales and service agents on how to teach clients to minimize their risk and was an auditor at a trucking company. He also worked in higher education for six years where he led service learning trips to Peru and the Dominican Republic. These trips included bringing medical supplies and clothing to orphanages and those along the border of Haiti.
If you’re not sure how to start a financial conversation with Alex, first get to know him by asking about his fascinating background. He studied Krav Maga (pronounced krav ma-guh) for three years and trained women’s self-defense classes. Krav Maga is a mixed martial art/combative and self-defense system that combines boxing, judo, jujitsu and aikido. He also juggles swords and fire (but not swords on fire), once performed at Carnegie Hall with several choirs from around the country, visited Machu Picchu twice (once on crutches) and was blessed by Pope Benedict XVI on his honeymoon.
Alex loves spending time with his wife and three kids. They enjoy swimming, travelling to see family, being outdoors, and being involved with their church. In the community, he has also been involved with Kids’ Food Basket, which feeds over 7,200 West Michigan kids a day, and Building Bridges of Hope.