April 29, 2020

[Ep. 238] From NFL Player to Financial Planner with Jedidiah Collins

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Have you ever watched the show Ballers starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? I know, that doesn’t sound like the type of show I’d watch (I know nothing about sports!), but my husband was watching it one night and told me it was about an ex-NFL player who becomes a financial planner. Now that’s my kind of show!

Well, cut to the present day and I have basically a real-life “baller” on the podcast! Jedidiah Collins played for the NFL for seven seasons while studying to become a CFP in the off-season. Post-NFL career, he now owns his own financial services company, does public speaking, and is on a mission to educate others on how to make their money work better for them.

We get into what it was like playing for the NFL, earning those big game cheques, and how he was able to avoid being another sports star who ended their career with no savings in the bank. We also dive into his new workbook Your Money Vehicle which he developed to be an actionable guidebook for others to build their own financial plans and set themselves on the right path.

Follow Jedidiah Collins

Jedidiah Collins, CFP® is the founder of Rookie to Veteran™ and the author of the newly released Your Money Vehicle. After being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2008, he played seven seasons in the NFL while studying for the Certification in Financial Planning in the off-season.
Today, Jedidiah’s mission is to empower students, athletes, and young professionals with the behaviors needed to eliminate the gap between the potential of their goals and the success they desire!

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