NewsSep 19, 2019

MLSPA Expands Partnership with Financial Finesse


MLSPA Expands Financial Wellness Partnership Designed to Help Players Protect and Master Their Money

WASHINGTON, DC – The MLS Players Association (MLSPA) today announced the next phase of their ongoing commitment to player financial wellness with the expansion of their partnership with Financial Finesse, the nation’s leading provider of unbiased workplace financial wellness benefits. As part of the new financial wellness initiatives, all players and their families will have unlimited access to an unbiased CFP® Professional personal financial coach, financial education hub and wellness assessments.

“The unique career path of professional athletes means that their financial needs and goals require an even more robust support system when it comes to who they trust and how they engage with financial services,” said MLSPA Executive Director Bob Foose. “Financial Finesse has been a trusted partner of the MLSPA since 2007, and we are excited to expand this partnership by further empowering our members to make informed decisions off the field through the personalized guidance offered by Financial Finesse professionals.”

Now more than ever, it’s important for MLS players to have access to tools that empower us to effectively manage our finances and prepare for the future."

The MLSPA is committed to providing access to the best possible resources proven to help players navigate financial and life decisions with confidence. Financial Finesse has an understanding of the unique financial challenges that athletes can face and through their online platform along with on-demand support, players are able to take immediate action toward their personal financial goals.

“Now more than ever, it’s important for MLS players to have access to tools that empower us to effectively manage our finances and prepare for the future,” said MLSPA Executive Board member Scott Caldwell. “Our expanded partnership with Financial Finesse provides players with key resources that will enable us to educate and equip ourselves at a critical time for the player pool.”

MLSPA Director of Player Relations Ty Harden added, “As athletes, our members will always have to face certain obstacles outside of their control. By providing full access to Financial Finesse’s award-winning service and user experience, the MLSPA is ensuring that every player’s financial wellness, regardless of contract size or duration, is absolutely in their own control.”

About Financial Finesse:

Financial Finesse is the largest independent provider of unbiased workplace financial wellness programs in the country, delivering holistic financial coaching and guidance that helps employees improve their financial wellness. The firm's programs cover every area of financial planning and cost employees nothing out of pocket since they are fully paid for by their employers. Financial Finesse's programs are proven to change lives, provided through a variety of channels such as mobile financial coaching, live events, interactive webcasts, one-on-one financial counseling sessions and a financial helpline staffed by Certified Financial Plannerâ„¢ professionals who do not sell any financial products or manage assets. www.financialfinesse.com.

About The Major League Soccer Players Association

The Major League Soccer Players Association serves as the voice and collective bargaining representative for all former, current and future Major League Soccer players. Formed in April 2003, the Players Association ensures protection of the rights of all MLS players, while also promoting their best interests and amplifying their voices. The PA is a democratic organization run by and for players, and ultimate control over the PA rests with the players. To learn more please visit www.mlsplayers.org.