How to be a Frugal Athlete with Major League Soccer's Amobi Okugo

Amobi Okugo is a professional soccer player, a student working towards my undergraduate degree, the founder of the financial-literacy blog Frugal Athlete and that’s only the beginning.

He was drafted after his freshman year at UCLA into Major League Soccer as part of the 2010 Generation Adidas Class, and now plays for the Portland Timbers. He has amassed over 150 appearances in all competitions professionally and has been honored to represent the United States national team program at various youth levels including the 2012 Olympic squad.

Amobi Okugo was born in Hayward, California, to Nigerian immigrants and is the oldest of four siblings. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Leadership and Development with a minor in Business Administration, to be followed by graduate school.

Other interests besides sports include business, entrepreneurship and marketing. Post-playing, it’s his ultimate goal to start his own management consulting firm with an emphasis on sports his next chapter, and help educate and guide the next generation of athletes.


Wanna follow your curiosity?


  • Who is Amobi Okugo?
  • What does purpose mean to him?
  • You have your whole life ahead of you after sports.
  • What is Frugal Athlete?
  • How do you handle playing Major League Soccer,school, and your business?
  • Athletes do have time to prepare, it’s just about your priority
  • How the bottle wars at the club will make you broke
  • There are certain unfair expectations as a pro athlete. You have to learn how to say no


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Presenting your best self in life and in business with Frances Cole Jones

Frances Cole Jones is the author of How to Wow: Proven Strategies for Selling Your (Brilliant) Self in any Situation and The Wow Factor: The 33 Things You Must (and Must Not) Do to Guarantee Your Edge in Today’s Business World (Ballantine Books/Random House). She also has an app for the iPhone and iPad called “Interview Wow”.

Time Magazine said, “Jones’ shrewd book will give the nervously employed that requisite competitive edge.”

Her blog was voted one of the top 100 websites for women by

Frances appears frequently on ABC and Fox News, is a body language expert for The Insider, a business etiquette expert for Demand Media’s eHow video series, and a job interview expert for

Frances speaks frequently around the country on topics such as “10 Things You Can Do Today to Wow Tomorrow”, “Catch Your Customer’s Attention—Keep Their Trust”, and “The Art of Selling”.

In addition to writing and speaking, Frances is the President of Cole Media Management, a media training company focused on cultivating clients’ inherent strengths to develop more powerful communication skills.

Prior to founding Cole Media Management, Frances worked at St. Martin’s Press, Viking Penguin, and Doubleday as an editor of commercial nonfiction. The experience of helping authors translate their ideas into books that retain their unique voice is part of what makes her valuable to clients. “There’s no point in my writing a perfectly crafted sound bite that you have to strain to remember,” Frances says. “You need to sound like you. You on your best day.”


Wanna follow your curiosity?


  • Presenting your best self (2:45)
  • There is no magic in being a great speaker (6:02)
  • The Tiger Woods apology (9:45)
  • How to Wow (12:43)
  • You have to express a range of emotion (4:23)
  • Communication is talking AND listening (16:15)
  • What is looping (17:00)


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