April 2019 Editorial: Sports Financial Literacy

April 2019 Editorial: Sports Financial Literacy

1 April, 2019

With April being financial literacy month, the Money Smart Athlete team celebrates financial literacy and shares views on the positive impact that financial literacy has on athletes.  Being financially literate is useful to every one of us, no matter what type of career we are into and no matter at which phase of life we are.

The financial vulnerability of athletes is a real problem.  The mission of this blog, and my personal mission, is to guide, support and protect athletes in the international cross border sports business so that they realize their full potential and thrive financially.

This month, we want to stress the importance of sports financial literacy and the many inherent benefits it brings with it.  Through financial literacy, athletes can acquire a basic understanding and education on business and financial key factors which will help them achieve the life they aspire to have, both during their playing and post-playing years.  Financial literacy is a learned life skill with a huge impact; it can help athletes make sound financial decisions and at the same time give them great confidence and control over their financial lives!

Athena P. Constantinou

E-mail: athena@apc-sport.com

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