Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles is not blowing through his multimillion-dollar NFL paycheck.
The football star told ESPN that he and his wife live on a $60,000-a-year budget, "give or take," with the rest going to strategic investments and retirement savings. He consulted with a financial advisor after signing a $3.6 million contract in 2012 with $1.422 million guaranteed.
"Then you know how much you can invest, how risky you can be," the 27-year-old, who drives a Mazda, told ESPN. "Then, when I was hitting the same budget over three, four, five months, it was all right, this is what your budget is and I had some spending money."
"When I come to work, I don't think about the money, man," he added. "I can tell you that, without a doubt. There might be some guys that do but I put myself in a position where I come out here and have fun. I don't have that pressure, you know what I mean. My wife has no worries. My child has no worries. For the most part, I can help my family, you know."
Broyles tweeted that he is "overwhelmed" by the support and kudos he has received following the ESPN interview. And had some more words of wisdom:
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