Ira Spiegel, CPA, has years of forensic accounting and bankruptcy experience and has been an expert witness in federal criminal and civil cases.

Letter M: Turning Pro, Waiting for the Draft, Just Been Drafted

The letter ‘M’ starts more than Major League when you are talking sports.

Have you considered:

Mom (okay and dad, sis, bro, grandma, grandpa) – be loyal to her (them) as they have been/are to you. Help support them as they supported you as you grew and matured on and off the field.

Money – What we all work for and hope to maximize. Don’t be blinded by it; don’t abuse it.

Marketing – One source of money but more importantly the image you project; the face you want people to see.

Marriage – A commitment, not just to your spouse, but also to your team, your sponsors, and your fans.  Marriages also require constant work and effort.

Management – Team’s owner, GM, coaches plus your financial, legal, PR, and agent teams. Respect them all: Talk to them and listen to them. Be a part of the process.

Monopoly – A game -- but not what you have in any position in life.

Ira Spiegel has 20 years of experience in forensic accounting and examinations, bankruptcy and litigation support. Ira has testified or been deposed as an expert witness in federal criminal and bankruptcy cases, as well as civil cases in state court.

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