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Save like Ochocinco

According to Mike Olivia — a registered financial advisor with the NFL — the optimum savings rate is 20%. Still, most people struggle to save even 5% due to ongoing expenses like mortgages, insurance, and paying off loans.

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Put your money to work

How do rich people get rich — beyond inheriting money or landing a cash windfall like freshly-drafted NFL players?

“It's business ownership, it's having some interest in a business (whether it's your own or another) such as stock options, RSUs, or some other ownership of stock,” said Olivia, “Or it's likely to be real estate, or some passive income vehicle.”

While you may not consider yourself rich, it’s still worth accumulating assets (if you can) to help you reach your long-term financial ambitions.

First National Realty Partners lets accredited investors own a share of institutional-quality properties leased by national brands like Whole Foods, CVS, Kroger and Walmart — and collect stable grocery store-anchored incomeon a quarterly basis.

Play defense

With NFL stars, a career-ending injury is common, said Olivia, which is why he advises players to buy disability insurance.

“Their income, bonuses, performance-based compensation — all of those things can be insured, but a lot of these athletes don’t have the time [to think about personal risk management],” he said.

You can perform your own personal risk management amidst rising inflation by cushioning your finances with inflation-hedging assets.

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Get advice from a coach

Spur-of-the-moment financial decisions driven by FOMO — fear of missing out — do not always end well.

Olivia said it’s better to take a step back and calculate the risks, perhaps with the help of a mentor or a financial professional.

WiserAdvisor’s free platform connects you with experienced financial advisors. It’s a great tool to use to get financial guidance that is suited to your unique needs.

Whether it be tips on safeguarding your savings, making the right investments or even spending your money strategically, WiserAdvisor’s vetted professionals have got you covered.

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