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SimpleSpartan

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More NFL athletes making financially sound decisions
« on: October 25, 2017, 11:37:28 AM »
https://cnbc.com/2017/10/17/dallas-cowboys-alfred-morris-drives-26-year-old-car-he-bought-for-2.html

Alfred Morris Calls his $2 26 year old mazda "The Bentley'


The Bentley did get bit of a makeover to help it continue shuttling Morris to and from practice. In 2013, Mazda offered to refurbish the car for Morris, and he readily accepted. The company gutted the sedan, stripping it down to its skeleton and installing a new engine, new interiors and a GPS.


After making the move to Dallas in 2016 and signing an even more lucrative contract, Morris held on to Bentley. "It's always going to be my baby and I'm going to drive it 'til she dies," he told the Cowboys' blog 5 Points Blue.

"Hard work and humility are Morris' family values," 5 Points Blue explains. "Driving the old car is a way of reminding himself to stay humble."

Despite earning nearly $20 million last year, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins chooses to live in his parents' basement with his wife during the summer and drive a dented GMC Savana passenger van that he bought from his grandma for $5,000.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, one of the highest-paid athletes in the NFL, still uses a flip phone, and free agent Ryan Broyles chooses to live on a modest $60,000 a year.
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Re: More NFL athletes making financially sound decisions
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 05:51:37 AM »
And another.
His spending levels are very close to MMM.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ex-nfl-player-lived-25-150000351.html

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Re: More NFL athletes making financially sound decisions
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 10:04:33 AM »
Sadly, for every 5 players who live like this, there are 80 who have already spent their next contract leaving only 15 who are going to be ok.
Just here to feel guilty about my purchases which are often irrational, wants, and in an atypical budget.