Football players going broke, 5 big names, 5 bad investors

I look at football players, all pro athletes really, and just shake my heads. Didn't these guys go to college, or attend classes? Has no one told them that U.S. Savings Bonds are better for their money than some of the investments that impoverished them?

The talents behind AccountingDegree.com tells the story of five famous, well-paid NFL stars who could not handle their success. Our old friends Lawrence Taylor, Terrell Owens and Michael Vick are on this list. Take a look.

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Benched and Broke Infographic

Smart investing is boring – real boring. Maybe too slow for a mindset geared for aggression and quick results. I wonder if that's why I never read these stories about baseball players. Just sayin'.

I take issue with one of the conclusions. The graphic advises athletes to be sure their advisor is someone they  trust. OF COURSE they trusted their advisors. You think they dumped a shirtload of money on a guy on the corner?

The better advice is to trust advisors who've proven they've invested with success before. You know the type – an advisor who has trained as hard in their field as the player does in his (or hers). That, and don't put every cent in some dream scheme. That's what savings bonds are for. 

 

Anthony Brown

About Anthony Brown

Lifelong Redskins fan and blogger about football and life since 2004. Joined MVN's Hog Heaven blog in 2005 and then moved Redskins Hog Heaven to Bolguin Network. Believes that the course of a season is pre-ordained by management decisions made during the offseason. Can occasionally be found on the This Given Sunday blog and he does guest posts.

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