10 Debt Lessons You Can Learn from Football Players

In the 1990s, football was my life. I  was a placekicker for the New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, and Buffalo  Bills. My career highlight was leading the AFC in touchbacks in 1995.

My years in the NFL taught me almost as much about staying out of debt as my subsequent career as president of Debt.com.

So let’s kick off Debt Lessons You Can Learn from Football Players.

If millionaires can go broke without possessing financial knowledge, then you can thrive with that knowledge.

1. Brains Beat Bucks

You can’t save money for a new car or a new home, or a new family if you don’t know what life is costing you now.

2. Budgeting is Your Game Plan

Many banks and credit unions now provide budgeting tools that make it easy to predict, say, how much you’ll save per month.

3. Shorten the Field with Technology

How do you start an emergency fund? Slowly. Using your monthly budget, you might set aside just $5 a week at first.

4. Prepare for the Trick Plays of Life

If you really want to run up the lead  on your emergency fund, ask your boss or your Human Resources  Department if they’ll help you.

5. Recruit a New Teammate

Almost every bank and credit card – and even many municipal utilities – offer automatic bill pay.

6. Automate Your Money

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