2017 MLB Vanguard 401(k) Guide

2017 MLB Vanguard 401(k) Guide

WHAT IS THE VANGUARD 401(K) INVESTMENT PLAN? The Investment Plan, also known as a 401(k), allows you to: Accumulate a significant amount of cash you can use to help provide financial security during retirement. Get an immediate tax break, because contributions come...
MLB Draft Disability Insurance Overview

MLB Draft Disability Insurance Overview

Insurance Programs to Protect Future Earnings Do amateur athletes have disability insurance options to protect their potential future earnings as a professional athlete?  What if the player suffers an injury/illness that is not career ending but significantly...
Understanding Your MLB Signing Bonus Paystub

Understanding Your MLB Signing Bonus Paystub

Congratulations on receiving your first signing bonus payment. But, I’m guessing you are wondering if the team withheld too much tax or not enough. To make matters worse, what the team withholds is most likely different than what you will actually owe.  Understanding...
Tax Planning For 1st Year Draft Players

Tax Planning For 1st Year Draft Players

As a professional athlete, there are several planning strategies you can take advantage of that can potentially save you thousands of dollars, which is why it’s important to find a qualified Certified Public Accountant (CPA®) who specializes in working with athletes....
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...