FSU tight end Camm McDonald “humbled” by chance to earn money off name

It’s been something that Florida State Seminoles football tight end Camren McDonald has been working towards since high school — the chance to capitalize off his success and personhood. Forward-thinking, the California native had begun to put in the work to build his brand well before the state of Florida or the NCAA made a path for […]

Nick Saban encourages financial literacy for Alabama football players

We are getting closer to compensating student-athletes for name-image-and-likeness. Before it happens, Nick Saban has always been one to educate his players at the University of Alabama on finance. He is concerned about the totality of an individual, and he brings in some of the best people to speak to the players on the importance […]

Mentor enjoys seeing FSU football players embrace their platform

For the past two years, Didier Occident has been helping Florida State football players prepare for the future with his “Secure the Bag” financial literacy program. Through formal team presentations and informal mentoring, the Virginia-based financial adviser has educated the Seminoles about everything from creating a budget and understanding the importance of saving to learning […]

Why Jeremy Pruitt had Didier Occident speak to Tennessee Football Team

Jeremy Pruitt remembers being a college football player and seeing credit card applications around campus. The credit cards had “about 28 percent interest,” Pruitt said, recalling the potentially risky financial decision for an 18-year-old to make. Now the Tennessee football coach, Pruitt wants to make sure his players are making sound financial decisions so he […]