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Athena Constantinou

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Money Smart Athlete
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athlete personal finance, budgeting, saving, investing, making money, reducing debt, financial planning, tax planning
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by Debra Russell   As an athlete, you have a distinct advantage when it comes to financial challenges or failures – that is, if you remember the lessons you’ve learned from your sport. There Is No Failure, Only Feedback! As a successful athlete, when you have a loss, or blow a play, you cannot afford to wallow in despair. You know that every mistake brings with it an opportunity: To ...
Posted: Mar 15 2018 @ 3:30 AM
Athletes need to make financial decisions like any other person, but the challenges they face, such as the special nature of their income and managing sudden wealth, makes them susceptible to taking a hard fall when faced with similar financial hurdles as the majority of the population. Whatever the cause of finding yourself in financial distress and with no light visible at the end of the tunnel, giving up shouldn’t ...
Posted: Mar 14 2018 @ 7:20 AM
Financial failures and setbacks are unavoidable in life. It is true that, we all had that time in our life that we had our financial hardships, sometimes mild and sometimes severe. What we have to realize is that no one is perfect! It is a fact that the most successful people around the world are the ones who have failed the most to reach high, even if we only know ...
Posted: Mar 07 2018 @ 5:15 AM
1 March 2018   Setbacks are part of everyday life, and the manner in which they are dealt with contributes greatly to the resulting outcomes of such setbacks. Athletes have more than their fair share in setbacks, especially financial ones, which unfortunately sometimes may even result in complete financial failure, with devastating effects. The financial failure of athletes is a much discussed problem due to its magnitude. This month we ...
Posted: Mar 01 2018 @ 10:35 AM
The main concept of successful investing is to grow your savings to a level where the interest from your investments will generate enough funds so that you can lay back and live the life of your dreams. If you’re reading this article, it means that you want to learn the critical rules of the game, so that you are never the victim of those people in the investment world who ...
Posted: Feb 27 2018 @ 4:02 AM
What would happen if you had all your money in real estate and the real estate market collapsed'  Sounds familiar right'  During the Great Recession of 2008 in the U.S. this is exactly what happened with real estate values going down by a staggering 30% plus! Most top investment advisors will recommend that you diversify your investments to protect you from losing everything. Diversification means that you put your money ...
Posted: Feb 21 2018 @ 3:56 AM
by Bonita Bell-Andersen I once overheard a stock broker bragging to a man about the yacht he kept docked at the most exclusive club in Seattle, and the man replied, “Where are your client’s yachts'” You may be wondering if it is a good idea to invest. On the one hand, it seems like it would be a wise thing to do, and on the other hand, you might be ...
Posted: Feb 14 2018 @ 9:21 AM
When you start investing, as part of your financial freedom plan, you may decide to turn to the internet to educate yourself on the different investment options available, only to find a bunch of confusing information written in a lingo that seems designed to scare you. The truth is that the basic principles of investing aren’t that scary at all. By being aware of the basic principle that the riskier ...
Posted: Feb 14 2018 @ 9:05 AM
Your first priority in order to take control of your financial life is to set up a financial freedom plan which as we have explained in a previous blog article should be based on your values, dreams and goals. The majority of goals you set in your plan will need at least some amount of money to be achieved and you can earn this money by working for it or ...
Posted: Feb 07 2018 @ 3:53 AM
1 February 2018 Bad investment decisions contribute greatly to the financial problems of professional athletes.  Unfortunately, athletes are an easy target for many shady financial predators, who promise them ‘sweet deals’ with huge returns in a short period of time. This month we deal with the basics of investing and how Money Smart Athletes can create successful investment strategies and plans, in accordance to their values, which will help them ...
Posted: Feb 01 2018 @ 11:02 AM


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