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What Brett Favre taught us about personal finance

You might be a star, but you're still expendable.

By Karen Datko Sep 30, 2009 7:53PM

In honor of that upcoming blessed event known as the start of the NFL season, we'll point you to RacerX's post "What the Green Bay debacle can teach us" at Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Money.

Backstory, short and sweet: Green Bay icon Brett Favre retires, changes his mind, but the Packers have already transitioned to another quarterback. Favre will wear green this season, but the logo will be that of the Jets.

So what does this have to do with personal finance? RacerX says:

  • Everyone is expendable. You might be the best in your field, but that's still no job guarantee.

  • "If you don't own the business, you don't hold the cards."

  • Don't make rash decisions about the big stuff. You'd think that after all the time Brett mulled over retirement, he would have been absolutely sure about his choice. Know thyself.

We'll add a few to the list:

Even RacerX, a Cowboys fan, can feel the pain Brett's move has caused many. He says, "It's a sad story for a sports hero, team and fans to learn that even the best, eventually, are displaced. But it is a lesson we all should know too."

Published Aug. 12, 2008



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