Best Savings Accounts for Youth Sports

January 18, 2016

If you’re a parent of a young athlete you know that the costs of playing a competitive sport seem to never end. Saving up money ahead of time to cover the cost of youth sports is important so your kid can keep playing the game they love. I’ve been keeping an eye on the amount of […]

Tips on Paying For Sports Gear with Credit Cards

October 12, 2015

Not long ago I wrote an article about saving money on youth sports and I got a text message a few days later from a friend asking about putting sports purchases on a rewards card. There are a few tips I shared that lend themselves to using a rewards credit card. I’ll talk about them […]

How to Save Money on Youth Sports Equipment & Fees

July 20, 2015

How can you save money on youth sports? I’ve always loved saving money and the last few years our two young kids have played basketball, baseball, t-ball, and soccer so I guess it makes sense that I’d have a lot to share on the topic of cutting costs for youth sports. My suggestions will be most helpful […]

8 Ways Football Fans Can Save Money

October 6, 2011

Being a diehard football fan is an expensive undertaking. Ticket prices, astronomical concession costs, parking, tailgating, and TV packages can all add up to thousands of dollars every year. For some, football is “the” thing their family does every year so the spending is just part of the annual budget. But are there any ways […]

March Madness Money Lessons

March 24, 2009

What can you learn about money from March Madness? You can take a lesson from most experiences in life if you sit back and observe long enough; the NCAA basketball tournament is no exception.  I shared a few things I learned in my series on personal finance lessons for sports fans: Ignore the Analyst’s Hype  Just […]

Is Investing in Office Sports Pools a Waste of Time & Money?

March 24, 2008

Several years ago, I filled out my first NCAA tournament bracket.  It may be hard to believe but I had never completed one before that so I had no idea what I was doing. Rather than making random picks based on mascots or team colors, I did some research.  I took notes during the expert’s […]

Setting Big Goals is the First Step to Achieving Success

March 15, 2008

Those that aspire for success are the ones that achieve it, I’ll give you an example. For all of you non basketball fans, March is a big month for college hoops.  Weeks, months, and years of anticipation & preparation come to a head for hundreds of players & coaches in the NCAA basketball tournament. The winner […]

Personal Finance for Sports Fans – Diversification is Key

March 16, 2007

How can you have the best player in college basketball on your team and still lose your conference championship? Just ask the Texas Longhorns. Star Power Fades In the final game of the Big 12 tournament, Kevin Durant laid it on the Kansas Jayhawks in the first half. He shot the lights out and at […]

Personal Finance for Sports Fans – Little Things Make a Big Difference in the Big Dance

March 15, 2007

How many times have you heard an ESPN announcer make a comment about a play that won’t show up on the stats sheet? Diving on a loose ball to force a tie-up or making an extra pass that results in an easy basket are examples of little things that can make a big difference in […]

Personal Finance for Sports Fans – Greatness Begins & Games are Won Off the Court

March 14, 2007

What do you love most about college basketball in March? Is it the buzzer beating 3 point shot or the steal followed by the monster dunk? While we get to enjoy these displays of talent on the court in the NCAA tournament, the thing that makes them possible is untold hours of preparation off the […]

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