Author: John Bigelow

John Bigelow is from the great state of Texas. A lifelong lover of sports, John has a Master's in Personal Finance. He was an athlete in his younger years, and he still enjoys playing basketball and other sports whenever he can. John is currently a financial advisor, and he loves helping people achieve their financial goals.

Do you love watching or listening to sports games? Whether you grew up hearing the background sounds of soccer, baseball, or basketball, or your friends are rabid sports fans, everyone can appreciate the excitement of tuning in to watch the Masters or the British Open. There’s no denying that money plays a big role in sports. From the salaries and debt of professional athletes to the cost of tickets and gear, it’s hard to escape the financial side of things. But have you ever stopped to think about just how much money is involved in sports? From the billions spent…

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It’s no surprise that professional athletes make a lot of money but they also spend a lot and sometimes find themselves in a position where they can’t pay off their debts. The stars of each league earn far more than most of us ever will – but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn from them. We can learn important personal finance lessons about dedicating ourselves to our goals and working hard to achieve them. Pro athletes can teach us a lot about personal finance, from budgeting to planning to side hustles. They’ve experienced it all and are usually willing to…

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There’s nothing like a good sports movie to get you fired up for your favorite sport. Whether you’re a fan of football, basketball, soccer, or any other sport, there’s sure to be a great sports movie out there that will keep you entertained. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the top 10 sports movies of all time. These are some of the best and most entertaining movies ever made about sports, and they’re sure to get you pumped up for your next game or match. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the top 10…

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What Is the Best Financial Planning for Professional Athletes? Professional athletes need to be smart about their money. They may make a lot of money in a short amount of time, but they need to plan for their future. Many athletes go into “big-time” debt and go broke after they retire because they don’t know how to manage their money. Financial Planning for Professional Athletes is key. Many professional athletes find themselves in difficult financial situations due to making the same mistakes that other people often do – helping out struggling friends and family, buying too many luxury items, purchasing…

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As you go through the process of getting divorced, you and your spouse will need to agree on how to handle debt and finances. Although debt may have been part of the marriage, it’s best to try and pay it off before or during the divorce. This can be difficult, but it’s usually the best scenario. So what happens to debt in divorce? After a divorce, you and your former spouse will need to figure out how to divide up all of the financial assets and liabilities that you built up during your marriage. This can be a complicated process,…

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Are you one of the Americans gambling with their finances? Are you one of the 51% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck? It’s a tough way to live, always worrying about money and never being able to save for the future. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are things you can do to get your finances under control and start putting away money for the future instead of joining the club of Americans gambling with their finances. How Americans are Gambling with their Finances Photo Credit: Number1411 As many as 42% of Americans would be unable to…

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The average NBA team values is now $2.86 billion, a 15% increase from last year. This is an impressive feat, considering that the stock market has decreased by 15% over the same period of time. The Golden State Warriors, who are worth an eye-popping $7 billion, have contributed greatly to this growth. The NBA is Golden. The Golden State Warriors have the highest NBA team values, according to Forbes. This is the first time in over two decades that a team other than the Knicks or Lakers has taken the top spot. The Warriors are worth $7 billion, which is…

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Have You Heard of Sports Debt? Many Americans plan to go into sports debt this fall to support their favorite teams. According to a recent survey, 33% of people say they are willing to spend money they don’t have to cheer on their team. Sports fans in the United States are known for their willingness to spend big money on their favorite teams. A prime example is the average ticket price for Super Bowl LVI, around $9,500, according to TicketIQ. According to a recent financial services company LendingTree survey, Americans plan to spend big on fall sports this year. “Americans…

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With extra savings and more mindful credit card usage, Americans are spending again – but more carefully than before. Pre-pandemic credit card debt is back, and inflation is on the move. According to a report from Equifax, the average American household had $916 billion in outstanding debt on their collective credit cards in September. This is the highest level of debt since December 2019, just before the COVID pandemic began. As the pandemic caused widespread economic uncertainty, consumers pulled back on spending, and government stimulus checks helped them pay down debt. This resulted in a low of $748 billion in…

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It takes more than money to win national championships, including dedication, determination, and hard work. While financial resources are important, they are not the only thing that matters. If name, image, and likeness benefits were directly tied to wins, Miami could just about guarantee themselves a spot in the NCAA playoffs. Texas A&M would be close, at least according to Nick Saban’s off-season estimation. Texas would truly be back. As the world of college football continues to evolve, one thing remains clear: performance on the field still matters. In an era where the sport is increasingly becoming more commercialized, we must not forget the importance of…

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