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Do you have an investment strategy? Making money without an investment strategy is like an offense in the NFL going to the line of scrimmage without a snap count.  In every game, there are going to be seventy plays all started by the sound of ‘Hike!’ A...

The decision to rent or own is something that many of my NFL teammates and I have made at various times in our careers. But I believe that ownership can be one of the most empowering actions that we take as individuals. Ownership builds communities. When...

I was asked by a young Pittsburgh Steeler teammate to help him plan his money. I must have told him a dozen times, “Do not go and buy a new car.” But in his first year, making $550,000 ($300K after taxes and agent fees), he...

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...