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

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

Brains Beat Bucks

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

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

An emergency fund isn’t just peace of mind. It can save you when disaster strikes that you’re not prepared for.

Prepare for the Trick Plays of Life

Gray Frame Corner

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.

Check Your Free Credit Reports 

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

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

Automate Your Money

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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