© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.


This is where that helping people part comes into play again. To help pull someone out of debt, to be responsible for catapulting someone into a higher tax bracket, to educate and inform your clients about stocks and other investments—these are the things that help you sleep at night. The impact you can make is tremendous. For details, start following the next story of a financially ignorant pro athlete who entrusted his fortune to his brother-in-law who thought he knew a lot about investing because he was a CPA but he really knew squat. The brother-in-law got the athlete to put most of his money in a buddy's restaurant, which went belly up. Now the athlete is washing cars for a living, albeit doing so with great dexterity. Had the wide receiver hired you, he would likely be working on his putting rather than getting those long streaks out of the trunk paint after a waxing.