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January 2022 Editorial: Sport parenting- The importance of laying the right foundations

We will begin this year by discussing the importance of laying the right foundations, a particularly tough challenge for parents of young athletes. Our themes for this month will be early financial literacy, gratitude, social responsibility and peer pressure.  Our formative years are of the utmost importance since that is when we are equipped with the tools and knowledge to go out in the world. Children are like blank slates and the younger they are taught something the better they will understand it as they grow, which is why is important to educate your child financially at a young age.  


February 2020 Editorial: The Entrepreneur Athlete

February 1, 2020 Entrepreneurship is a lucrative post sports career option for many athletes.  Entrepreneurship itself is very exciting and it usually comes with excellent wealth generating prospects.  During the past decade, we have seen a number of...


June 2019 Editorial: The Issues of an Esports Career

1 June, 2019 Electronic Sports, commonly known as Esports, have been gaining a lot of ground during the past decade.  Esports are computer gaming which has been organized at a professional level and it is competitive.  There is a lot of controversy as to whether...


May 2019 Editorial: The Money Smart Olympic Athlete

1 May, 2019 The Olympic Games are considered the world’s foremost sport competition with the participation of thousands of athletes from over 200 nations, competing in a variety of sports.  Participating in the Olympic Games itself is considered a great honor and...


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...


March 2019 Editorial: Women Athlete Issues

1 March, 2019 Sport is a universally shared human culture and as such it should be equally shared by men and women across the globe.  Women’s history in sport is fairly new though, it just dates back to the 19th century.  The first time that female athletes...


February 2019 Editorial: Student Athlete Issues

1 February, 2019 Student Athletes are the most valuable human capital of the sports industry.  Regardless of whether they go into professional sports or pursue another career path after graduating from college, student athletes need to strike and maintain a balance...


December 2018 Editorial: Philanthropy in Sports

1 December, 2018 Sports have become one of the most popular global activities, attracting the attention of millions of people.  This growth is producing more and more powerful social icons that have considerable influence in society.  Athletes serve as role models...