November 22, 2018
Show Me the Money
Canadian Sport Institute Calgary – Reading the book, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki, which advocates financial literacy and independence, was an illuminating experience for alpine skier Manny Osborne-Paradis. The four-time Olympian was 20 years old at the time and he says it opened his eyes to the importance of understanding and managing his own finances.
He shared the book with his teammates, including Erik Guay and John Kucera, and they would sit around after training talking about avoiding debt and how to save as much money as possible. This initial introduction to investing basics galvanized Osborne-Paradis’ commitment to being financially responsible throughout his career.
Now, at 34, Osborne-Paradis is staying on track by participating in a new online course offered by Game Plan.
Canadian Sport Institute Calgary: @csicalgary
Written by Kristina Groves: @kngrover
Photo by: Pentaphoto