10 Debt Lessons  You Can Learn From NFL Football Players

Don Silvestri, former placekicker for the New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, and Buffalo Bills learned as much about staying out of debt from the NFL as he did as president of Debt.com. 

Let’s kick off 10 Debt Lessons You Can Learn from Football Players

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

Your Game Plan is Budgeting

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Money will get you out of debt, but it won’t keep you out of debt.

Brains Beat Bucks

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An emergency fund isn’t just peace of mind. It can save you money because when disaster strikes that you’re not prepared for, you  run up your high-interest credit cards.

Prepare for the Trick Plays of Life

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Keeping a budget  only a few minutes a day.  You don’t use a pencil and paper. You use your phone or computer.

Shorten the Field with Technology

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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.

Recruit New Teammates

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What most people don’t know is that your credit score is based on your credit reports. These are detailed records of everything you’ve borrowed and paid back (or haven’t paid back).

Check Your Free Credit Reports 

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Stop making late payments on your debts.  Late fees and overdraft fees cost Americans an average of $577 a year.

Automate Your Money

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Every NFL player thinks about retirement. Even if you’re a rookie all-star, you know you’re one injury away from a life without football.  Everyone needs to think about how to save for retirement.

Plan for Retirement

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