“Football’s done. Now I gotta go get a job …”

This is just a great story.  And that many schools aren’t making the effort to drill the lessons that Ryan Broyles has learned into the heads of their student-athletes borders on negligence.

If Broyles’ NFL career is over, I sure hope he can figure out a way to spread this message in the right places.  Lord knows, there are plenty who need to hear it.

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5 responses to ““Football’s done. Now I gotta go get a job …”

  1. That was a good read, I am retired and fortunately I saved a good amount of money while working through my employers 401K plan. I look back now and see where I could have saved more and wish I had. This past year after 8 years of retirement I have less money starting the new year than I had the year before. I am not worried about out living my money but I enjoy my lifestyle and don’t want to have to cut back on it in the future.

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  2. Jt (the other one)

    Great read. Agree 100% with Ryan Broyles. Great to see that there are kids out there with this mindset. Out of High School I was just like him out of high school except I was a young Marine. My net income wasn’t much but I also had no bills so I could spend on whatever I wanted. I had no clue about credit etc…I found myself in debt because credit cards were monopoly money for me. I married someone who had more than a clue and we live like Ryan does now. I have a mortgage as we just built a house in south Tampa (pretty expensive neighborhood but GREAT neighborhoods and schools) and regular expensive (gas, electric etc…). I could quit my job tomorrow and not worry about the mortgage or groceries gas etc…because of the way we decided to live. It has to be a conscious decision and you have to be disciplined. We enjoy our lifestyle and I have the freedom to quit working if I choose to. Not rich by any means but blessed live freely.

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  3. lakedawg

    Does not sound like he is worried about rings gathering dust, sorta did what some coaches prepare young men for.

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  4. Russ

    Great, great story, Senator. Thanks for posting this as I’d never seen it otherwise.

    This guy will be successfulr regardless of what he does.

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