KATY, Texas-Stacey Fielder-August, former wife of retired Major League Baseball star Cecil Fielder, knows what it's like to have enough money to be set for life, and then lose most of it and her marriage as well.

It's due to that experience, and because many other wives of professional athletes have also suffered the same fate, that Fielder-August is spearheading an effort to launch a credit union for professional athletes and their families. The proposed credit union will offer an educational wealth empowerment program that will teach pro sports stars and their families how to keep and build their fortunes. Fielder-August is also the mother of Prince Fielder, the new Detroit Tigers first baseman who recently signed a $214-million contract.

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