|About the Book|
Imagine for a second that you are holding in your left hand a 600-page financial planning book that explains various topics, including investments, insurance, managing debt and taxes. Now in your right hand, you are holding a sports magazine that hasMoreImagine for a second that you are holding in your left hand a 600-page financial planning book that explains various topics, including investments, insurance, managing debt and taxes. Now in your right hand, you are holding a sports magazine that has updates on your favorite teams and players.Which one would you rather read? Most would choose the sports magazine. However, I’m sure you agree that having a good “grip” on your finances is important.If you could take control of your finances, wouldn’t that make your current and future lifestyle less stressful?I have translated and condensed that 600-page financial book into onepowerful financial playbook using sports terms and sports analogies. So moving forward for the rest of your life, you’ll be able to understand your finances through the world of sports, because the principles of winning in sports are the same principles of winning with your money.How can sports help you achieve financial success? There are two ways. First, the parallels are uncanny. It’s no surprise that the most popular speakers at business conferences are current or former athletes. People in business – people who are trying to “win” financially every day – are motivated by the stories of commitment, strategy, defense and offense. It speaks to them because it matches their own efforts, only without the roaring crowds. Sports analogies provide great lessons to people trying to achieve financial success.The second reason is that it is a lot more fun to read about financial topics when they are compared to sports strategies and successes. You need to understand the basics of the stock market or long-term disability insurance, but more importantly you need to know how they fit into your financial planning.The goal of this book is to motivate you to take charge of your finances and give you the information and tools to win – and do it in a way that is realistic, interesting and understandable. This book should be useful regardless of your stage in life. The goal is not to make you an expert but to equip you with the basic knowledge that will allow you to take this information and ask the right questions and avoid getting ripped off.We’ll review together how a basic understanding of what makes teams and individuals win in sports - and following the same steps they do – can help you be a winner in the world of personal finance.There are four simple steps to follow, whether you’re talking about sports or money:•Step 1: Create a game plan before you take the financial field.•Step 2: Establish a defense for protection.•Step 3: Create an offense to put runs and points on the board.•Step 4: Watch your game film to make adjustments.