Team Frugal: Meghan Klingenberg
Being frugal is about more than being stingy with your money. It means being prudent, smart and economical with your finances and career decisions. Every Tuesday, we share profiles of athletes that exemplify what it means to be A Frugal Athlete.
Meghan Klingenberg has taken it upon herself to make sure her and fellow female soccer players are compensated fairly for their talents and platform. As a World Cup winner for the USWNT and NWSL champion, Klingenberg knows what it’s like to play and perform at the highest stage. Understanding her value has not only helped her on the field but off the field as well.
Klingenberg is an active investor in early stage ventures. She was vital in landing a strategic partnership deal with REP Worldwide, the group licensing business formed by the NFLPA, that allows licensing and sponsorship opportunities for the USWNTPA. Through her work she was helps her fellow teammates find extra streams of revenue through their likeness. She was rewarded by being selected on the Athlete Advisory Board for REP Worldwide.
Meghan is a great example for all athletes to understand what it means to be a brand. No matter how big of a star you are or if you are a male or female, you have a brand and it’s your job to fight for what you should rightfully be compensated for. Whether it’s creating your own youtube channel or creating your own merch, you have resources available to you.
Meghan Klingenberg actively helps the next generation of athletes through her community work with her foundation as well.