Professional athletes earn millions of dollars but often fall prey to fraudulent schemes by con artists who take advantage of their wealth and vulnerabilities.
These athletes earn as much as 80 percent of their lifetime earnings before age 35, yet it is estimated that as many as 78 percent experience financial distress within just four years of retirement. Affinity fraud is consistently reported as one of the largest reasons for this distress.
F.L.A.G. explores cautionary tales of professional athletes who have found themselves victim to nightmares of fraud. This book not only exposes those known to engage in fraudulent behavior, but goes a step further to examine the reasons behind how and why these con artists get away with their schemes. Ghee’s words are both insightful and invaluable–while his stories serve as a comprehensive lesson to professional athletes everywhere about how to protect themselves from these detrimental cases of fraud.
Direct and to the point! As a 10-year NBA veteran, Olympian, and former Executive Director of the National Basketball Retired Player’s Association, I know first-hand that affinity fraud is a major problem in professional sports as I work daily with professional athletes and veterans alike.
Professional athletes face unique challenges when compared to most individuals. At an age when most men are wrapping up college and searching for entry level jobs, recent draft picks are becoming millionaires overnight and most don’t realize how unprepared they are to manage and protect that wealth. Antony’s book does a great job of not only exploring this dilemma, but also explaining potential solutions. This book is a must read for all professional athletes.
Excellent! Very informative.
Filled with great lessons for all of us, whether an athlete or not. A must-read for everyone!
Excellent read. Extremely honest and informative.
While I am not a professional athlete, the advice and information provided in this book are sound and appropriate for anyone and everyone looking to invest their money. Ghee gives real life examples and real world solutions to help save people from being scammed. Thank you Mr. Ghee for this book!
This book is great for all young people, not just athletes, although professional sports is a brilliant context to convey the lessons. It's like covering broccoli in chocolate, entertaining and informative. I highly recommend this book to all, but especially parents wanting to teach their kids the importance of taking care of their money and financial future.