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Ten rows up from our new rookie, I bellowed “WHAT’S YOUR NAME?” The rookie skits had begun and our new teammates had a chance to introduce themselves to us with name, signing bonus, college and finally by song or skit. Inevitably, the rookie stammered and was...

Imagine someone told you they would give you an immediate 200% return on an investment you make — and you said, “Nah, I’m good.” Yet, that is what hundreds of NFL players do every year when they do not opt in to the NFL’s 401(k) program.  Are...

I travel a lot. Whether it is to call a game for Notre Dame or give a speech in a different part of the country, I spend a lot of time in the air. Just a couple of weeks ago, for example, I traveled on...

What money lessons are your kids learning about from you?  It may not be what you want.  One of my worst days, a tough one for me as a father, came a couple of months ago. I will often ask my kids what they want to do...

I was sitting with my teammates in a dark room with a projector. A player had made a mistake in a game and the time to answer for his sin was at hand.  Our coach was livid. Pausing the film (always the first step of an...

I often get asked for money advice. Friends, co-workers, former NFL players, even guys from my basketball team will occasionally reach out to me seeking assistance with their money mindset. Most of the time, I begin the discussion by asking one key question: Are you a...

Financial literacy means you understand saving, spending, debt and YOUR FINANCIAL GOALS. When you do this, you create financial independence which means your lifestyle is secure regardless of your immediate employment situation. Financial literacy = financial safety Feel behind in those areas? Don’t worry, we all are. We are...