Some local high school football players added a lesson in money management to their playbook
KANSAS CITY,Missouri - Wyandotte County high school football players learned some new
plays when it comes to their finances, and they heard it from a
pretty good coach.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Chambers taught a class
about money management and personal finances.
It is part of a program called “Yes you can,” from
American Century Investments.
When it comes to finances, Chambers said he had a steep learning
“Once I went to college I had no idea how to spend
money,” Chambers remembers.
“I just know I went to the bank, they gave me a bank card
and a check book and I went to work with it.”
Chambers early money management did not turn out well.
“Had a couple of collection agencies after that, and kind
of had to learn the hard way.”
Chambers says he wants to give the students today a “heads
up” about what is to come.
The program helps high school athletes learn how to budget,
spend and manage debt.