When you think of NFL players, you probably picture high rollers poppin’ bottles of Dom Pérignon and cruising around in Rolls Royces.
So it probably wouldn’t surprise you that more than 15% of NFL players declare bankruptcy within 12 years of retirement.
But, on the opposite end of the spectrum, some players are Penny Hoarders just like us.
NFL Players Share Their Frugal Ways
Alfred Morris: This dynamite running back commutes to the field by bicycle — or in a used 1991 Mazda he calls his “Bentley.”
John Urschel: This NFL offensive lineman lives off just $25,000 a year.
Rob Gronkowski: One of the league’s most famous players saves his entire NFL salary, only spending what he makes from marketing endorsements.
Pretty impressive, right? If I had money like these guys do, I don’t know if I’d be half as smart as them.
If you’re lucky enough to come across some extra money, here are some articles that should help you manage it wisely:
Your Turn: Are you surprised by the frugality of these rich NFL players?
Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at susanshain.com, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.