Far too much time on the local newscasts has been devoted to the demotion of quarterback Jay Cutler to backup for this week’s game against the Detroit Lions. The Bears have had a dismal season and the very sub-par play of Cutler has been cited almost universally among fans and the media as a main cause.
For those who don’t follow the NFL it should be noted that Cutler signed a huge contract extension just this past January that made him the highest paid quarterback in the league. This means he makes more than Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees to name a few.
As a finance blogger how could I refer to him as anything less than a superstar, a financial superstar to be precise? His agent clearly did a masterful selling job on the Bears. This is likely why the Bears last great quarterback was a gentleman named Sid Luckman back in the 1940s.
Full disclosure I am an avid Green Bay Packers fan and love the dysfunction that is the Chicago Bears.
In the spirit of Jay Cutler’s superstar agent here are some financial articles that you might find interesting.
3 Reasons Not to Raid Your Retirement Accounts by Eric McWhinnie via Retirement Cheat Sheet.
Retirement vs College Saving in a Nutshell by Jim Blankenship at his blog Financial Ducks in a Row.
The World Economy In 2015 Will Carry Troubling Echoes Of The Late 1990s according to The Economist via Business Insider.
Opinion: The hidden truth about rebalancing your portfolio by Mark Hulbert via Marketwatch.
5 RMD Pitfalls to Avoid by Christine Benz via Morningstar.
Why Does Everybody Recommend Complex Portfolios? by Mike Piper at his blog Oblivious Investor.
14 Holiday Activities to Build Wealth and Memories by Barbara Friedberg at her blog Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance.
I continue in my role as a contributor to Investopedia and here are my last three articles for them:
Here’s hoping for a long Packers run through the playoffs. Is that Jay Cutler I hear laughing all the way to the bank?
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