Brandon Copeland, NFL linebacker for the New England Patriots, has made the most of his opportunities with careful and informed financial decisions. For Copeland the pandemic has proved a difficult time, with in-person interactions on hold, the NFL on hold and the stock market experiencing increased volatility. Despite these challenges, getting his message out is as important as ever, whether it is philanthropic and community efforts to assist people with financial challenges or increasing financial literacy during a wild time for stock investing.

Copeland, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, is passing down his lessons and financial journey to students at his alma mater through the teaching of his course, Life 101. He encourages students to be wary of