Why Should Rappers Have All the Fun?

So, you guys already know that I work as a financial advisor to professional athletes and entertainers.  I really enjoy what I do, but sometimes, it has unintended consequences.

I speak to lots of kids, and when they find out what I do, all of their concern and attention shifts to “Wow, how much money does [that celebrity] make?” or “What kind of car do they drive?” or “I bet [that celebrity] has a HUGE crib, right?” Now, all of those things are valid questions, especially given that TV has conditioned us to be enamored with the “lifestyles of the rich and famous.” But, focusing on the lives of prominent athletes and entertainers can give our kids an incomplete perception of what success really looks like.  Even worse, it may lead them to believe that if they can’t rap, act, sing, dance, or shoot a basketball, then they may not be able to live the type of life that they desperately want to live.

I mean, these kids can’t really think that “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta”, “UnReal Housewives of Blah Blah Blah” or “Kim and Kourtney Take Acting Lessons” really tells the entire story…do they???

That’s when I had my epiphany.  I realized that as a financial advisor, I have also come into contact with, and have as clients, a plethora of doctors, lawyers, accountants, architects, business people and entrepreneurs that are living fabulous lives.  In fact, many of these individuals live lives that are far more enriching than a number of these celebrities, because of the fact that, due to their inability to manage their money, the average celebrity’s “high life” is short lived.  However, the stories of these wildly successful “non-celebrities” has largely gone untold…until now.

Enter “The Best Kept Secret.”  I’ve developed this online show to expose viewers to individuals that have become very successful in fields other than sports and entertainment.  And I mean REAL success.  Not the sort of “I’m on a reality show, so I will make it look like I’m rich, but my home is getting foreclosed on next week” type of (fake) success.  In the coming months, I’ll introduce you to and tell the stories of people that look like you, sound like you, came from where you came from and found a way to make it big.  I’ll also give you the blueprint so that you can do it to.

Check out the video above which sets the stage for why I decided to put this project together.  When you see the looks on the student’s faces, you’ll know why.  I’m also certain that you too, will enjoy learning how to get closer to living the life of your wildest dreams.

Because after all, why should rappers have all the fun?

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Do you know someone that should be featured on “The Best Kept Secret?” Email me at rob@robwilson.tv!

Special shoutout to @Emmai_Alaquiva, PNC Bank, the Heinz Endowments and Urban Pathways Charter School for getting this project off the ground!!!

MoneyMonday – Invest Like a Lady, Spend Like a Man

In his book and new movie, Steve Harvey tells women that they should “Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man.”

Here’s my take on the topic when it comes to your money. Most of us should Invest Like a Lady, Spend Like A Man.” Check the video to find out why!

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Mega Millions winners choose to stay anonymous

The three anonymous winners of the Maryland portion of the record Mega Millions jackpot pose for a photo in Baltimore on Apr. 9.

The winners of the record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot are turning up one-by-one, but the guessing game over just who the new multimillionaires are goes on.

  • The three anonymous winners of the Maryland portion of the record Mega Millions jackpot pose for a photo in Baltimore on Apr. 9.

They were photographed with their faces covered by a large check for $218.6 million, their portion of the $656 million jackpot. Their hands and arms were covered by gloves and long sleeves.

Read the full story here.

For more tips for lottery winners watch: What to Do If You Hit the Mega Millions Jackpot!

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MoneyMonday – So You Didn’t Win the Mega Millions Jackpot…Now What?

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I’m guessing that you didn’t win the Mega Millions jackpot (But if you did…call me!)

Here are other ways for you to get the life you’ve been dreaming about over the last week!

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March Money Madness in Black Enterprise!

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March Money Madness made it to Black Enterprise.  Special thanks to Janell Hazelwood (@JPHazelwood) for covering the 2012 edition of the game.  Thanks to everyone that signed up and…Good Luck!

Here’s an excerpt:

What can people learn about investing from March Money Madness?

What’s great about the competition is that you can test out your hypotheses about what makes stock prices move in the real market, and this experience can help you become a better investor.

After playing the game, players should be able to:

—Read and understand stock market information in the newspaper (USA Today, local paper, etc)

—Know where to go to find information on the market (Black Enterprise, WSJ, Barrons, Smartmoney)

—Know how to research past stock prices (Google Finance, Yahoo Finance, Morningstar)

—Understand issues that affect stock prices (revenue, earnings announcements, interest rates, unemployment reports, etc.)

—Gain a comfort level with the movement of stocks in the market (less fear of investing)
Know where to go to open an brokerage account if they want to start investing.

CLICK HERE to read more!

March Money Madness in the Pittsburgh Business Times!

March Money Madness in the Pittsburgh Business Times!

Check out this great article from the PBT on how firms are putting March Madness to work for them.  They included a lot of info on my March Money Madness Bracket Challenge…and a great picture if I do say so myself!

Sign up for the Bracket Challenge TODAY!  The entry fee is only $5 and the winner will walk away with 50% of the total entry fees!

CLICK HERE to register!

From the article:

Companies are finalizing their March Madness lineups in preparation for college basketball’s NCAA Tournament tip off.

Financial adviser Rob Wilson, for example, is set to unveil an online competition, March Money Madness, on March 12.

“It works just like filling out a bracket for the NCAA tournament, only instead of using 64 college basketball teams, I use 64 stocks,” said Wilson, vice president at South Side-based Blazer Capital Management. He didn’t increase the field to 68 as the NCAA did this year because of “technology limitations.”

Participants, who register on the website, www.marchmoneymadness.net, can compete with everyone who signs…
Read more: March Madness: Firms put tournament fever to work | Pittsburgh Business Times