FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR COLLEGIATE ATHLETES
Secure The Bag is a financial literacy program designed specifically for student-athletes. Secure The Bag was created at Florida State University by Wealth Management Advisor, Didier Occident, founder of Occident Wealth Management at Northwestern Mutual.
Finances can be difficult at any age, but college athletes are presented with unique financial situations both during and after their collegiate careers. The goal of the program is to help student-athletes become better steward’s of their finances by covering financial and life topics that relate directly to them. Didier engages them through a unique blend of interactive demonstrations and student-athlete participation which allows them to easily understand the information, and retain the details in a meaningful and life-changing way. Some of the topics covered include proper saving, budgeting, credit management, understanding debt, income realities, taxes, importance of investing, and more.
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With over 10 years of experience as a financial advisor, Didier Occident has won numerous company and industry honors including being the first African American advisor to be named Top Advisor in the South (an honor he has achieved 3 times). A love of Florida State football and a passion to empower athletes to be the masters of their financial destiny was the catalyst for the creation of this program.