Football Finance

What can football teach us about personal finance?  As it turns out quite a bit.  With the Patriots season over sooner than it has been in 10 years – and I know few outside New England are particularly bothered by that – I’ve had a little more time on my hands to muse over the deeper lessons of football.  Maybe I just needed something to keep my mind occupied instead of wondering what Tom Brady’s future will be.

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More money, more problems?

So what would you do with an extra $10,000 or $20,000?  Ok, you'd pay off some debt, get rid of some college loans, or take an extra vacation. But, what if you suddenly had an extra million or $10 million or more?  Coming into a windfall that large gives you some issues to deal with.  Whether it is from inheritance, the sale of your business, life insurance or a big gain coming out of your downsizing, you'll need to re-evaluate your financial position and consider how your sudden increase in liquid wealth will affect your financial and, importantly, your life goals.

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