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April 2019

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PGA RETIREMENT MONEY

Similar to the players in the NHL, the athletes competing on the PGA Tour have very generous retirement plans. Quite simply, there are two ways for a golfer to earn retirement money, and for these accomplishments, a set amount will be deposited into the players retirement account. Click the link to learn more about the PGA pension plan.

The PGA Pension Plan

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GAVIN IN THE COMMUNITY

Strengthening the communities in which our members live is a core value for our company. As such, contributing to charity and participating in client events to support meaningful causes is standard for GAVIN and its staff. The list below identifies a few functions at which we will be in attendance. Hope to see you there!

GAVIN Giving Back

Player Spotlight

SCOTT HARRINGTON – COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

This month’s player spotlight is on Columbus Blue Jackets’ defensemen, Scott Harrington. After two seasons defending the blueline for the London Knights, Scott was selected in the second round of NHL Entry-Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Scott returned to London for the next two seasons, where he would win back-to-back Ontario Hockey League Championships with the Knig...

This month’s player spotlight is on Columbus Blue Jackets’ defensemen, Scott Harrington. After two seasons defending the blueline for the London Knights, Scott was selected in the second round of NHL Entry-Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Scott returned to London for the next two seasons, where he would win back-to-back Ontario Hockey League Championships with the Knights. Most recently, Scott and the impressive Columbus Blue Jackets continue their inspiring playoff run. Click the link below for a behind the scenes look at their historic sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Show More + Behind the Battle: CBJ Franchise History

March 2019

Player Spotlight

BRENDAN PERLINI, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

This month’s player spotlight is on Chicago Blackhawks’ forward, Brendan Perlini. Brendan’s impressive route to the NHL started in the United Kingdom, while his father played in the country’s professional league. Brendan and his family returned to Canada in 2007 and Brendan would eventually star in the Ontario Hockey League for four seasons between 2012 and 2016. At the 2014 ...

This month’s player spotlight is on Chicago Blackhawks’ forward, Brendan Perlini. Brendan’s impressive route to the NHL started in the United Kingdom, while his father played in the country’s professional league. Brendan and his family returned to Canada in 2007 and Brendan would eventually star in the Ontario Hockey League for four seasons between 2012 and 2016. At the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the English-born Canadian was selected 12th overall by the Arizona Coyotes. Earlier this season, the Chicago Blackhawks acquired the skilled forward in a blockbuster deal. Click the link below to learn more about Brendan’s unusual path to the National Hockey League.

Show More + My Journey (Video)

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NCAA FACES TAX CHALLENGE

In the middle of it’s annual March Madness Basketball Tournament, the NCAA is facing financial controversy surrounding its highly debated tax-exempt filing status. Expected to earn over a billon dollars of income this month, the NCAA claims to operate as an “amateur sports organization”. On 8-Mar-19, a 104-page document was filed in the US-Federal Court, stating that the Associatio...

In the middle of it’s annual March Madness Basketball Tournament, the NCAA is facing financial controversy surrounding its highly debated tax-exempt filing status. Expected to earn over a billon dollars of income this month, the NCAA claims to operate as an “amateur sports organization”. On 8-Mar-19, a 104-page document was filed in the US-Federal Court, stating that the Association should have its status removed.

Show More + Ending The NCAA's Tax Exempt

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How Much Tax Will I Save?

Recently, there has been an increased focus on the various tax rates players pay in their given cities. Disparities in these tax rates can be motivating factors for players to move between clubs. To better compare NHL tax rates, check out our popular tax calculator. Enter your salary and then compare NHL teams tax rates or check out the chart to see all of the NHL teams tax rates a...

Recently, there has been an increased focus on the various tax rates players pay in their given cities. Disparities in these tax rates can be motivating factors for players to move between clubs. To better compare NHL tax rates, check out our popular tax calculator. Enter your salary and then compare NHL teams tax rates or check out the chart to see all of the NHL teams tax rates at your salary.

Show More + GAVIN Tax Calculator

February 2019

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Money Lessons from NHL Players

Combining for nearly 25 years of NHL experience, GAVIN President, Stew Gavin, and TSN Overdrive star, Jamie “Noodles” McLennan, joined forces to provide the hockey community with some sound financial tips. Click the link below read about a lesson learned by Noodles and some personal financial rules for today’s National Hockey League stars.

Tips from the Pros

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Checklist for Traded Players

The NHL trade deadline has grown to become one of the most exciting days of the NHL season. While teams in the playoff race bulked-up for a late season push, teams waving their white flags unloaded salary and acquired promising young assets. What many fail to consider is the immediate lifestyle changes faced by the players who have been traded. Check out the checklist below to lear...

The NHL trade deadline has grown to become one of the most exciting days of the NHL season. While teams in the playoff race bulked-up for a late season push, teams waving their white flags unloaded salary and acquired promising young assets. What many fail to consider is the immediate lifestyle changes faced by the players who have been traded. Check out the checklist below to learn more about some of the players’ considerations when they are on the move.

Show More + Transferred Player Checklist

Player Spotlight

Ryan Ellis, Nashville Predators

This month’s player spotlight is on Nashville Predators’ defensemen Ryan Ellis. At the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the Hamilton, Ontario native was selected 11th overall by the Nashville Predators. Now in his 8th NHL season, the reliable defenseman sits fifth in the NHL in total time on-ice. Before becoming an NHL star, Ryan put together one of the greatest junior careers of ...

This month’s player spotlight is on Nashville Predators’ defensemen Ryan Ellis. At the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the Hamilton, Ontario native was selected 11th overall by the Nashville Predators. Now in his 8th NHL season, the reliable defenseman sits fifth in the NHL in total time on-ice. Before becoming an NHL star, Ryan put together one of the greatest junior careers of all time. Ryan still holds the record for the most points by a defenseman in the World Junior Championships (25 in 19 games) and has been ranked number 7 by TSN on the list of all-time greatest Canadian World Junior players. Check out this hilarious commercial sharing some of Ryan’s methods for managing money.

Show More + Bad With Money Promo Video
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