NFL player makes millions, but lives on $60K per year


It may not seem like a lot of money to many married couples, but one NFL player says he and his wife survive on a budget that amounts to a little more than two teachers’ salaries.

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Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles said he began closely studying personal finance during an NFL rookie symposium. The professional football player has a $3.6 million contract, but through careful planning and budgeting, his family lives on just $60,000 per year, according to ESPN’s Michael Rothstein.

‘I studied as much as I could,’ Broyles told Rothstein. ‘Talked to people wealthier than me, smarter than me. So that definitely helps.”

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Broyles says the couple both drive Mazdas and still own the 2005 Chevy SUV he took to college.

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