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.

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?
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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
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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
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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
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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 23, 2021
5 Ways to Maximize Your Charitable Giving
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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
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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