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A Frugal Athlete Podcast Network

A Frugal Athlete Podcast Network

By A Frugal Athlete
A Frugal Athlete Podcast Network is an audio channel hosted by founder, Amobi Okugo. This podcast is meant to provide an insiders look into the financial playbooks of professional athletes, give insights on what it means to be a frugal athlete, and discuss topics regarding all things sports business
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A Frugal Athlete: The Transition with Phil Costa

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A Frugal Athlete: Brand Building For NIL & Beyond With Ryan Schachtner
In this episode we interview Ryan Schachtner. Ryan is a former collegiate baseball player and major league prospect that was forced into an early retirement by a career ending shoulder injury. With his dreams of going pro suddenly over and mediocre academic performance to fall back on, Ryan decided to make a game out of life.  After COVID pressed the global pause button he took his 22 years of financial advising experience and wrote international best-selling book “The foundation for financial excellence” targeted to college and professional athletes. He now partners with professional teams and athletic departments to create a variety of memorable and easy to implement personal financial education experiences and personal long-term brand building skills to empower athletes with the knowledge necessary for them to be successful in life after athletics. Ryan Schachtner simplifies the complex and awakens potential in his quest to eliminate financial illiteracy. Get Ryan's book here: https://amustwin.com/ Get our Rookie Mistakes course  to help you avoid the common mistakes young athletes make from a financial and career perspective. This course will help give you the playbook you need to give yourself the best chance for financial success and more. https://afrugalathlete.thinkific.com/     For more information on how to be smarter with your money check out our website at www.afrugalathlete.com  Follow us on Social  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afrugalathlete Twitter:   https://twitter.com/FrugalAthlete     Follow Amobi Okugo [Founder] Twitter:  https://twitter.com/amobisays
39:13
June 21, 2022
A Frugal Athlete: Building Your Own Path In Sports Business with Brandon Rhodes
In this episode we interview Brandon Rhodes. Brandon is a Forbes 30 U 30 recipient and VP of Biz Development with Overtime. He's also an entrepreneur having cofounded Hella Awkward card games. In this episode, we talk about how Brandon was able to carve out his lane in the sports business space, the power of going creating what you want, how athletes can master the art of partnerships, and what the future of NIL and athlete marketing looks like.  For more information on Brandon connect with him here https://www.linkedin.com/in/bsrhodes/ Get our Rookie Mistakes course  to help you avoid the common mistakes young athletes make from a financial and career perspective. This course will help give you the playbook you need to give yourself the best chance for financial success and more.  https://afrugalathlete.thinkific.com/ For more information on how to be smarter with your money check out our website at www.afrugalathlete.com Follow us on Social Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afrugalathlete Twitter:   https://twitter.com/FrugalAthlete Follow Amobi Okugo [Founder] Twitter:  https://twitter.com/amobisays
28:31
June 14, 2022
A Frugal Athlete: How To Master Name, Image, & Likeness in College With Julian Valentin
In this episode, we have the fortunate pleasure of interviewing Julian Valentin. Julian is currently the head of branding + athlete marketing for top NIL company, Opendorse. After an extensive professional soccer carer, Julian transitioned into the sports branding and digital marketing space and quickly became a go to subject matter expert and voice in the sector. In this episode, we talk about his unique journey from top professional soccer prospect to abruptly transitioning out the game, advice he has for athletes in this day and age, and the unique inner workings of NIL.  Connect with Julian here: https://twitter.com/JulianValentin Get our Rookie Mistakes course  to help you avoid the common mistakes young athletes make from a financial and career perspective. This course will help give you the playbook you need to give yourself the best chance for financial success and more. https://afrugalathlete.thinkific.com/    For more information on how to be smarter with your money check out our website at www.afrugalathlete.com Follow us on Social Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afrugalathlete Twitter:   https://twitter.com/FrugalAthlete    Follow Amobi Okugo [Founder] Twitter:  https://twitter.com/amobisays
36:33
June 07, 2022
A Frugal Athlete: Building NIL From The Ground Up with Chase Griffin
In this episode we had the pleasure of interviewing stand out student athlete Chase Griffin. Chase Griffin is a student athlete at UCLA who has been a great model of how to navigate the world of NIL. In this episode, we talk to Chase about his journey and how he navigates school, sports, and NIL. Chase shares his approach to doing deals and partnerships and what other student athletes should look for with their own strategy. Chase is considered one of the top NIL athletes in the game due to his authentic approach to working with his strategically selected partners.  To follow more on Chase Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseQB11 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chaseqb11/ Website: http://chasegriffin.com/ Get our Rookie Mistakes course  to help you avoid the common mistakes young athletes make from a financial and career perspective. This course will help give you the playbook you need to give yourself the best chance for financial success and more. https://afrugalathlete.thinkific.com/    For more information on how to be smarter with your money check out our website at www.afrugalathlete.com Follow us on Social Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afrugalathlete Twitter:   https://twitter.com/FrugalAthlete    Follow Amobi Okugo [Founder] Twitter:  https://twitter.com/amobisays
36:02
May 31, 2022
A Frugal Athlete: Playing The Long Game With Justin Bass
In this episode we have the luxury of having previous guest Justin Bass on the show. Justin has been an early supporter of Frugal Athlete and long standing advocate for financial literacy. He is a wealth advisor for top athletes and entertainers. In this episode we talk about the current landscape of athletes as they dive into different ventures, why it's important to play the long game money wise, and how athletes can prepare themselves for the road ahead.  Follow Justin Bass Here Twitter: https://twitter.com/Justin_H_Bass IG: justin_h_bass LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-bass-4a3a823/ Website:  www.truecapitalmgmt.com This weeks episode of the Frugal Athlete Podcast is brought to you by the Shift Group. Shift Group is turning athletes into sales professionals. Is your company looking to hire driven, competitive former athletes? Are you a former college or pro athlete in any sport and trying to figure out what’s next? Consider a meaningful career in technology sales and let the Shift Group guide you every step of the way. Reach out to us at https://www.shiftgroup.io/ or email them directly @  JR@shiftgroup.io. Shift Group specializes in helping former athletes unlock the lucrative career of software sales by leveraging their characteristics of focus, discipline, coach ability, competitiveness and work ethic – with a unique 1:1 approach to the entire hiring process with dozens of software companies looking to hire athletes specifically ---- Get our Rookie Mistakes course  to help you avoid the common mistakes young athletes make from a financial and career perspective. This course will help give you the playbook you need to give yourself the best chance for financial success and more. https://afrugalathlete.thinkific.com/    For more information on how to be smarter with your money check out our website at www.afrugalathlete.com Follow us on Social Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afrugalathlete Twitter:   https://twitter.com/FrugalAthlete    Follow Amobi Okugo [Founder] Twitter:  https://twitter.com/amobisays
44:50
May 25, 2022
A Frugal Athlete: What Do Ninety8 Percent Of Student Athletes Do Post College With Dephanie Adeyemi
In this episode we interview Dephanie Adeyemi. Dephanie is the founder of Ninety8Percent, a platform that helps provide resources and support for the 98% of student athletes that don't go pro in sports but pro in life. We speak on her journey as a student athlete and what it was like to transition as after playing into the tech space. Dephanie gives proactive insights on what student athletes can do to successfully transition and how to navigate the concept of financial literacy during school and immediately after graduating.  To learn more about Dephanie check out: https://ninety8percent.com/ This weeks episode of the Frugal Athlete Podcast is brought to you by the Shift Group. Shift Group is turning athletes into sales professionals. Is your company looking to hire driven, competitive former athletes? Are you a former college or pro athlete in any sport and trying to figure out what’s next? Consider a meaningful career in technology sales and let the Shift Group guide you every step of the way.  Reach out to us at https://www.shiftgroup.io/ or email them directly @  JR@shiftgroup.io.  Shift Group specializes in helping former athletes unlock the lucrative career of software sales by leveraging their characteristics of focus, discipline, coach ability, competitiveness and work ethic – with a unique 1:1 approach to the entire hiring process with dozens of software companies looking to hire athletes specifically        ----      Get our Rookie Mistakes course  to help you avoid the common mistakes young athletes make from a financial and career perspective. This course will help give you the playbook you need to give yourself the best chance for financial success and more. https://afrugalathlete.thinkific.com/    For more information on how to be smarter with your money check out our website at www.afrugalathlete.com        Follow us on Social    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afrugalathlete Twitter:   https://twitter.com/FrugalAthlete     Follow Amobi Okugo [Founder]     Twitter:  https://twitter.com/amobisays
40:33
May 17, 2022
A Frugal Athlete: Turning Adversity Into Opportunity With Rennie Curran
In this episode we interview Rennie Curran. Rennie Curran is a keynote speaker, author, leadership and business coach after playing in the NFL. Rennie uses his experiences to help others get inspired in their own endeavors. We speak to Rennie about his transition from playing to building a business and what advice he has for athletes from a financial perspective.    To read Free Agent by Rennie Curran click here: https://amzn.to/3vRzajH  This weeks episode of the Frugal Athlete Podcast is brought to you by the Shift Group. Shift Group is turning athletes into sales professionals. Is your company looking to hire driven, competitive former athletes? Are you a former college or pro athlete in any sport and trying to figure out what’s next? Consider a meaningful career in technology sales and let the Shift Group guide you every step of the way.  Reach out to us at https://www.shiftgroup.io/ or email them directly @ JR@shiftgroup.io.  Shift Group specializes in helping former athletes unlock the lucrative career of software sales by leveraging their characteristics of focus, discipline, coach ability, competitiveness and work ethic – with a unique 1:1 approach to the entire hiring process with dozens of software companies looking to hire athletes specifically        ----      Get our Rookie Mistakes course  to help you avoid the common mistakes young athletes make from a financial and career perspective. This course will help give you the playbook you need to give yourself the best chance for financial success and more. https://afrugalathlete.thinkific.com/     For more information on how to be smarter with your money check out our website at www.afrugalathlete.com        Follow us on Social  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afrugalathlete Twitter:   https://twitter.com/FrugalAthlete     Follow Amobi Okugo [Founder]   Twitter:  https://twitter.com/amobisays
45:23
May 10, 2022
A Frugal Athlete: Turning Profit On Your Token with Ariassa Wilson
In this episode we interview Ariassa Wilson aka Coach Rees. Coach Rees is a retired basketball player that has used her experience to build a conglomerate of business ventures one being Taskletes a platform that allows student athletes to make money by completing tasks and services. In this episode, we speak to Ariassa about her journey and transition, what athletes can do to better prepare themselves, and understanding your do you number to achieve financial freedom.   To learn more about Ariassa's platform make sure you check out:  https://taskletes.com/ ------------------------- This weeks episode of the Frugal Athlete Podcast is brought to you by the Shift Group. Shift Group is turning athletes into sales professionals. Is your company looking to hire driven, competitive former athletes? Are you a former college or pro athlete in any sport and trying to figure out what’s next? Consider a meaningful career in technology sales and let the Shift Group guide you every step of the way. Reach out to us at https://www.shiftgroup.io/ or email them directly @ JR@shiftgroup.io. Shift Group specializes in helping former athletes unlock the lucrative career of software sales by leveraging their characteristics of focus, discipline, coach ability, competitiveness and work ethic – with a unique 1:1 approach to the entire hiring process with dozens of software companies looking to hire athletes specifically    ----   Get our Rookie Mistakes course  to help you avoid the common mistakes young athletes make from a financial and career perspective. This course will help give you the playbook you need to give yourself the best chance for financial success and more. https://afrugalathlete.thinkific.com/  For more information on how to be smarter with your money check out our website at www.afrugalathlete.com    Follow us on Social   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afrugalathlete Twitter:     https://twitter.com/FrugalAthlete  Follow Amobi Okugo [Founder]   Twitter:     https://twitter.com/amobisays
43:12
May 03, 2022
A Frugal Athlete: Behind the fan engagement experience with Meetlete founder Rob Connolly
In this episode, we interview Rob Connolly. Rob is the founder of Meetlete an app that allows athletes to engage live with their fans. In this episode we talk about Rob's journey into entrepreneurship, how Meetlete is helping athletes with fan engagement, and the importance multiple streams of income is to building true financial stability.  Download Meetlete here: https://meetlete.com/ This weeks episode of the Frugal Athlete Podcast is brought to you by the Shift Group. Shift Group is turning athletes into sales professionals. Is your company looking to hire driven, competitive former athletes? Are you a former college or pro athlete in any sport and trying to figure out what’s next? Consider a meaningful career in technology sales and let the Shift Group guide you every step of the way. Reach out to us at www.shiftgroup.io or email them directly @ JR@shiftgroup.io. Shift Group specializes in helping former athletes unlock the lucrative career of software sales by leveraging their characteristics of focus, discipline, coach ability, competitiveness and work ethic – with a unique 1:1 approach to the entire hiring process with dozens of software companies looking to hire athletes specifically
26:18
April 26, 2022
A Frugal Athlete: Why You Should Say Yes With Jared Kleinstein
In this episode we interview Jared Kleinstein. Jared is the founder of Fresh Tape Media and Gondola,  a creative marketing production agency and tech software platform for digital creators respectively. In this episode we uncover Jared's unique journey to entrepreneurship, the power of networking and saying yes, how athletes can best build unique brands, and what it takes to build a business. Jared gives honest insight into his journey and provides lessons along the way.  Sign up for you Gondala account here:  https://gondola.cc/ Connect with Jared here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jared-kleinstein/ This weeks episode of the Frugal Athlete Podcast is brought to you by the Shift Group. Shift Group is turning athletes into sales professionals. Is your company looking to hire driven, competitive former athletes? Are you a former college or pro athlete in any sport and trying to figure out what’s next? Consider a meaningful career in technology sales and let the Shift Group guide you every step of the way. Rea