April is Financial Literacy Month
Brush up on money management skills this month with select webcasts by Chase Bank.
Megan Rapinoe - Professional Soccer Player
Megan Rapinoe, 35, plays in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and for the U.S. national soccer team. She's known for her abilities on the field and for being an outspoken activist.
Rapinoe's uncle was her "money mentor." His guidance played a major role in helping her develop healthy money habits.
"It took me a while to be comfortable being insecure and being like 'I don't know what that means. Can you explain it to me?'" Rapinoe said.
"It's just a constant learning process," Rapinoe said (Video).
Lynette Khalfani-Cox - Author and Financial Coach
Lynette Khalfani-Cox, 53, is a financial advisor, author and radio personality. Also known as "The Money Coach," Khalfani-Cox once spent three years paying off over $100,000 in credit card debt. Today, she helps others navigate budgeting.
Khalfani-Cox talks managing your bills and budgeting for emergencies, especially in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic (Video).
"It's really about using your budget as a spending plan of action — as an empowerment tool," Khalfani-Cox said.
"It's like, okay, now I'm controlling my money as opposed to the money controlling me."
Alvin Kamara - New Orleans Saints
Alvin Kamara, 25, was drafted into the NFL in 2017. He plays running back for the New Orleans Saints and previously played for the University of Tennessee.
Kamara comes from humble roots. He makes a point of saving his money and not living beyond his means — even as a professional athlete.
"...to this day, I still have not spent a dollar of my football money," Kamara said (Video).