Jul 27 2018
SMSF & Investing Goals - Part 1; UPS Worker vs Rockstar Athlete
Invest / Direct Property Funds
A few years ago I watched an ESPN documentary on NBA and NFL players and this phenomenon how when their careers are up after their moment in the sun, most, 60% and 78% respectively, end up financially destitute. When you think about the fact that most of these professional athletes earn more in just a year of their career than what most of us will earn via our working jobs in a lifetime, yet end up with nothing, it is really a really interesting phenomenon.
On the other hand, there is the story of the UPS worker who never earned more than $14,000 a year and invested consistently, amassing a fortune of $70 million over his lifetime, $36m of which he donated to education-based charities to support young people getting a quality education.