Team Frugal: Yael Averbuch
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.
It's been well documented the gender inequality pay gap in sports is not where it needs to be. Women in professional sports are simply not getting compensated for the tremendous work they put in. In some cases, female professional athletes work other jobs to supplement income or even play in multiple leagues throughout one season. One athlete who has showcased the true definition of what it means to be A Frugal Athlete is Yael Averbuch.
Yael Averbuch has combined her soccer skills and creativity to not rely solely on her NWSL compensation. Understanding her circumstances as a player in the NWSL and the USWNT, she used her experience and platform to create the soccer training app, Techne Futbol.
Although Yael's soccer career will not last forever, her app is something she can continue to expand and grow long after her career is over. She was able to use soccer and her experiences to build a company. Through her app, clinics, camps, and gear she has shown that despite what your job or sport is paying you, you can use your sport to create different ways to make money.