In August, the entire San Francisco 49ers football team became clients of Wealthfront, an investment management company. The goal is to help 49ers employees manage their assets and also provide them financial education through seminars. That’s a smart move, because according to a 2009 Sports Illustrated article, · 78 percent of NFL players face bankruptcy […]

Monday, the Baltimore Ravens terminated Ray Rice after the video surfaced showing him knocking out his then fiancé, now wife, Janay. The NFL suspended him indefinitely, and now Nike and EA Madden NFL 15 have severed ties with the football star, taking away his potential for lucrative endorsement deals. Endorsement deals between companies and athletes […]

My friend and client, Ralph Reiff, often reminds his executives not to “confuse an output with an outcome.” Ralph knows that hard work is not enough. To succeed in sports, business or life, one must achieve, not merely show up. In the market of athlete brand building, being busy with appearances, interviews and social media […]

By now, we know that Miami’s Big Three split up, with LeBron returning his talents to Cleveland, and Bosh and Wade gearing up to ride out their careers into the Miami sunset. At U/SSA, we’ve also been paying particular attention to the Pacers and Lance Stephenson’s decision to take a shorter, smaller contract with Charlotte […]

Futbol players are some of the highest paid athletes in the world. With the second stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup beginning this weekend, soccer stars new and old are making plays for their countries and their pocketbooks. Before the month-long tournament started, the top eight soccer players in the world – according to […]