NGPF Podcast: Former NFL player Ryan Harris on how financial education changes lives

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Dec 31, 2020
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Podcasts, Advocacy

Ryan Harris knows what it takes to win. He spent ten years in the NFL protecting the quarterback's "blind side" as a left tackle. Late in his career, he earned that coveted Super Bowl ring protecting Peyton Manning as a Denver Bronco in Super Bowl 50. His playing days behind him, Ryan now has his eye on a new prize, building financial capability in America's youth. Get ready to be inspired! As noted by NGPF podcast producer, Ren Makino, this is a great podcast to end the year with. Happy New Year! 

Details:

  • 0:00~1:42 Introduction
  • 1:42~11:01 Ryan’s football background
  • 11:01~17:23 Figuring out finances while playing in the NFL
  • 17:23~17:46 A word from NGPF
  • 17:46~19:11 Personal finance among professional athletes
  • 19:11~20:54 The Mindset for Mastery
  • 20:54~24:48 Transitioning to a life away from football
  • 24:48~27:25 Speaking about financial literacy
  • 27:25~29:49 Motivation to get back up
  • 29:49~33:16 Leadership and winning teams 
  • 33:16~34:33 A message to personal finance teachers
  • 34:33~36:09 Conclusion

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Quotes:

  • “Financial literacy not only changed how I look at money but it really created the success I needed because I didn’t have to go chase money... Financial literacy plays out and strengthens you in ways you’ll never know until you need it.”

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About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.