Brandon Copeland

Brandon Copeland

Contributing Editor, Kiplinger.com

Brandon Copeland, an active, eight-year veteran NFL linebacker, has spent the past two years teaching a class he created, and nicknamed “Life 101,” at his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania. Life 101 focuses on life’s constant money decisions so that students are better prepared for the financial realities that adulthood brings. Copeland also spends time off of the field consulting and investing in real estate. He is the co-founder of a nonprofit organization, Beyond the Basics Inc., and was the recipient of the 2020 NFLPA Alan Page Community Award, the NFLPA’s highest honor given for extraordinary dedication to service, social justice and equality. He is a member of CNBC’s Financial Wellness Council and the NFL Players Inc. Advisory Committee. Copeland has interned for UBS and Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers.

Car Prices: They're Way More Than Meets the Eye
Brandon Copeland gets ready to talk to people about how car prices add up.
Brandon Copeland

Car Prices: They're Way More Than Meets the Eye

Atlanta Falcons linebacker and Kiplinger contributing editor Brandon Copeland illustrates how car prices are far more than meets the eye.
May 11, 2022
How to Plan a Budget-Friendly Family Vacation
Brandon and his family promoting budget-friendly family vacations
Brandon Copeland

How to Plan a Budget-Friendly Family Vacation

Atlanta Falcons linebacker and Kiplinger contributing editor Brandon Copeland provides tips on how to go on vacation without breaking the bank.
April 6, 2022
Tax Tips for Last-Minute Filers
Brandon Copeland filming his latest video on last-minute tax tips
Brandon Copeland

Tax Tips for Last-Minute Filers

Atlanta Falcons linebacker and Kiplinger contributing editor Brandon Copeland provides a few tax tips for people filing close to 2022's deadline.
March 16, 2022
The Great Resignation: How to Quit Your Job With Confidence
Brandon Copeland recording his latest video about The Great Resignation
Brandon Copeland

The Great Resignation: How to Quit Your Job With Confidence

Atlanta Falcons linebacker and Kiplinger contributing editor Brandon Copeland provides tips on how to properly quit your job and upgrade your career.
February 25, 2022
How to Achieve Your 2022 New Year's Resolutions
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Brandon Copeland

How to Achieve Your 2022 New Year's Resolutions

You've already made your New Year's resolutions. Atlanta Falcons linebacker and Kiplinger contributing editor Brandon Copeland explains how you can st…
February 1, 2022
Santa's End-of-the-Year Finance Tips 2021
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Brandon Copeland

Santa's End-of-the-Year Finance Tips 2021

Atlanta Falcons linebacker and Kiplinger contributing editor Brandon Copeland shares a few ways you can improve your finances before 2022 gets here.
December 23, 2021
Planning Your Child's Financial Future
Brandon Copeland's two children, Bryson and Braylon
Brandon Copeland

Planning Your Child's Financial Future

Atlanta Falcons linebacker and Kiplinger contributing editor Brandon Copeland talks about ways to set your child up with a strong financial foundation…
December 15, 2021
How to Talk About Money With Your Children
Brandon Copeland and his son, with the title of the podcast
Brandon Copeland

How to Talk About Money With Your Children

Atlanta Falcons linebacker and Kiplinger contributing editor Brandon Copeland discusses how to engage with children on spending, investing and other m…
November 6, 2021
First Apartment Checklist: Make the Most of Your Search
Brandon Copeland: First Apartment Checklist: Make the Most of Your Search
Brandon Copeland

First Apartment Checklist: Make the Most of Your Search

Atlanta Falcons linebacker and Kiplinger contributing editor Brandon Copeland discusses key factors to consider when searching for an apartment.
September 28, 2021
A Champion's Mindset: An Interview With Renee Montgomery
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Brandon Copeland

A Champion's Mindset: An Interview With Renee Montgomery

Kiplinger contributing editor and Atlanta Falcons linebacker Brandon Copeland talks to WNBA co-owner Renee Montgomery about how she built an all-star …
August 31, 2021
The "Real" Cost of Buying a Home
Brandon Copeland: The Real Cost of Buying a Home
Brandon Copeland

The "Real" Cost of Buying a Home

Atlanta Falcons linebacker and Kiplinger contributing editor Brandon Copeland discusses the laundry list of extra costs involved in buying a home.
August 2, 2021
Brandon Copeland: Keep Yourself Honest With a Financial "Halftime" Audit
Brandon Copeland halftime audit 2021
Brandon Copeland

Brandon Copeland: Keep Yourself Honest With a Financial "Halftime" Audit

Kiplinger contributing editor and Atlanta Falcons linebacker Brandon Copeland explains why it's so important to hit pause and check the progress of yo…
June 23, 2021
Veteran Financial Advice to the NFL's New "Overnight Millionaires"
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Brandon Copeland

Veteran Financial Advice to the NFL's New "Overnight Millionaires"

As the NFL Draft looms, Kiplinger.com contributing editor and NFL linebacker Brandon Copeland offers guidance to those about to receive a boatload of …
April 26, 2021
Brandon Copeland: Should Student Athletes Be Paid to Play?
Should Student-Athletes Be Paid to Play?
Brandon Copeland

Brandon Copeland: Should Student Athletes Be Paid to Play?

During the height of March Madness, Kiplinger.com contributing editor and NFL linebacker Brandon Copeland and Casey Schwab, founder and CEO of Altius…
March 29, 2021
Brandon Copeland: Make the Most of Your Third Stimulus Check
Make the Most of Your Third Stimulus Check
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Brandon Copeland: Make the Most of Your Third Stimulus Check

Kiplinger.com contributing editor and NFL linebacker Brandon Copeland offers guidance on targeted ways to wisely utilize your third stimulus check.
March 16, 2021
Money Conversations You Should Have Before Marriage
Brandon and Taylor Copeland on their wedding day.
Brandon Copeland

Money Conversations You Should Have Before Marriage

Kiplinger.com contributing editor and NFL linebacker Brandon Copeland has Valentine's Day (and beyond) advice for couples who want to improve their fi…
February 11, 2021
Get Rid of Your Money Anxiety in 2021
Get Rid of Your Money Anxiety in 2021
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Get Rid of Your Money Anxiety in 2021

Managing your financial wellness isn't just about how you save or spend money ... it's about fostering a healthy mental relationship with money.
January 22, 2021
5 Ways to Maximize Your Charitable Giving
5 Ways to Maximize Your Charitable Giving
Brandon Copeland

5 Ways to Maximize Your Charitable Giving

Kiplinger.com contributing editor and NFL linebacker Brandon Copeland explains five steps that can help you amplify your charitable endeavors.
December 21, 2020
NFL Linebacker Brandon Copeland Reveals Valuable Military Benefits
4 Money Benefits All Military Personnel Should Know
Brandon Copeland

NFL Linebacker Brandon Copeland Reveals Valuable Military Benefits

Kiplinger.com contributing editor and NFL linebacker Brandon Copeland explains several key financial benefits that military service members and their …
November 9, 2020