Before You Take Advice Do Your Homework

Before You Take Advice Do Your Homework

The two fatal mistakes athletes make are hiring the wrong advisors and trusting them far too much. Earlier this week 60 Minutes aired “Thrown for a Loss”  which shared the sad story of how several of the NFL's biggest stars lost a total of $43 million in a risky...

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MLB Off-Season Tax Planning

The most common financial mistake we see Major League players make is not taking advantage of all the tax savings strategies available to them. This results in a player paying more taxes than necessary and missing out on years of future growth of the tax savings...

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What Qualifies Someone As a Financial Expert?

The problem you face as a professional athlete is not the lack of people willing to extend a helping hand but the number of unqualified advisors soliciting your business. Thanks to the widespread flow of information on the internet it seems that everyone is now a...

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Building Your Team of Experts

Building Your Team of Experts

Why do we play the game? The simple answer: to win. If MLB teams did not care about the outcome of the game, they would choose players based on who they liked, who they were friends with, and who they were related to. We all know this would never happen and is why...

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Urgent MLB Vanguard 401(k) Update

Urgent MLB Vanguard 401(k) Update

  This year is unique in that the total amount of pre-tax and employer contributions to the MLB Vanguard 401(k) Investment Plan could exceed the IRS limit for total contributions in one year. A player who expects to earn a full year of service should contribute...

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What’s Your Signing Bonus Number?

What’s Your Signing Bonus Number?

The reality is: everyone has a different "number," and there is a lot of work that should go into it. The guidelines for helping an amateur player determine their "number" varies widely. Generally, top prospects look to their sports advisors to help them determine...

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Negotiating Your Signing Bonus Payment Structure

Negotiating Your Signing Bonus Payment Structure

Are you familiar with how a signing bonus is paid out? Historically, teams have split the gross amount into two equal payments over two years.  It is a common misperception that the 50/50 payment structure is the only option. Not only is this false, for the majority...

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How To Increase Your Next Paycheck

How To Increase Your Next Paycheck

April 30th marked the first full paycheck players received. Were you surprised by the amount you received? Do you feel like your team is withholding too much in taxes? When you have too much money withheld from your paychecks, you end up giving the government an...

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